Coldblooded pirates, steamy lovers and lionhearted heroes are merely some of the characters we’ve met on our journey into the fascinating world of Wilbur Smith’s novels.
But the world stood still after the legendary novelist died unexpectedly on Saturday afternoon, November 13, at his Cape Town home after a morning of reading and writing with his wife, Niso, by his side.
As an “undisputed and inimitable master of adventure writing,” his brilliant books have impacted millions of avid readers across the globe, while more than 140 million copies have been sold worldwide in more than 30 languages.
The Wilbur Smith office would now like to invite the public to celebrate and remember the life and works of ‘the master of adventure’ through an online memorial for Smith.
Leave your messages for those closest to Smith to read, and share how his writing inspiring you, while celebrating your favourite adventures.
The iconic Smith was laid to rest at Durbanville Memorial Park in Cape Town at 3pm by his wife Niso Smith, his literary agent Kevin Conroy Scott and a handful of intimate friends and close family.
Picture: Facebook / Wilbur Smith