’Forrest Gump’ writer Winston Groom dies

’Forrest Gump’ writer Winston Groom dies
"Forrest Gump" (Source: Simon & Schuster)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Beloved author and Alabama son Winston Groom has died.

A spokesperson for the Fairhope Mayor’s office, Jessica Walker, confirmed Groom’s passing. Groom lived in Fairhope.

Groom may be best known for his novel “Forrest Gump” which became an Oscar-winning movie.

Groom was 77.

It is with great sadness that I share the passing of our dear friend Winston Groom. The City of Fairhope has lost an...

Posted by Mayor Karin Wilson of Fairhope, Alabama on Thursday, September 17, 2020

Groom’s other novels include: Better Times Than These. New York, Summit Books, 1978.

As Summers Die. New York, Summit Books, 1980.

Only. New York, Putnam, 1984.

Forrest Gump. New York, Doubleday, 1986.

Gone the Sun. New York, Doubleday, 1988.

Gump & Co. New York, Pocket Books, 1995.

Such a Pretty, Pretty Girl. New York, Random House, 1999.

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