I’ve heard his name a bunch of times, but actually had no idea he was still alive. To be frank, I thought he was as long gone as Hemingway or one of his contemporaries. However, I just noticed he passed away a couple days ago on the 27th of January. His most famous work was his Rabbit series (Rabbit, Run; Rabbit Redux; Rabbit Is Rich; Rabbit At Rest; and Rabbit Remembered).
Rest in peace Mr. Updike.