Where The Wild Things Are Author Maurice Sendak Dies At 83
Posted on Tue May 8, 2012 09:35 AM PDT

Wherethewildthingsare200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (x17online) - Popular children's book author and illustrator Maurice Sendak has passed away today. He was 83.

The Where The Wild Things Are author died at his Danbury, Connecticut home four days after suffering a stroke. Longtime friend and caretaker Lynn Caponera was with him when Sendak died.

The acclaimed author earned the prestigious Caldecott Medal for for the best children's book of 1964, which became a movie directed by Spike Jonze in 2009. He was also awarded a National Medal of the Arts in 1996 by President Bill Clinton for his literary achievements.