HORROR LEGEND William Peter Blatty Dies on FRIDAY the 13th

HORROR LEGEND William Peter Blatty Dies on FRIDAY the 13th

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NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 29: Writer/Producer William Peter Blatty attends the special screening of "The Exorcist Extended Director's Cut" at Il Gattopardo on September 29, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by George Napolitano/Getty Images)

HORROR LEGEND William Peter Blatty Dies on FRIDAY the 13th

[Sun UK] William Peter Blatty dead aged 89 as tributes pour in for The Exorcist author.

The news was confirmed on social media by the film’s director William Friedkin.

He is survived by his wife, Julie Alicia Witbrodt.

The writer won the Oscar in 1973 for his screenplay, based on his own book that was published in 1971 which told the story of a child possessed by a demon.

And thanks to the film’s success, the possessed child’s image has become iconic among horror fans.

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