The author of the book “Forrest Gump” Winston Groom died

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In the United States, Winston Groom, the writer who became famous for his Forrest Gump novel, died at the age of 77. This was reported by Associated Press on September 17.

It is noted that Groom died in the American state of Alabama. There is no information about the cause of death.

“Although he will be remembered for creating Forrest Gump, Winston Groom was a talented journalist and a well-known author of American history. Our hearts and prayers are with his family,” Governor Kay Ivy said in a statement.

The agency writes that the funeral home confirmed Groom’s death, but “agreements have yet to be made.

The novel “Forrest Gump” was published in 1986. It tells the story of a mentally retarded American who is witnessing key moments in the history of the twentieth century.

Based on this book, the director Robert Zemekis made a film of the same name in 1994. The main character in the film was Tom Hanks, he was awarded an Oscar for this role.

In total, the film won six awards of the American Film Academy and several other awards, including the “Golden Globe” and BAFTA. With a budget of $55 million, the film has collected in distribution about $ 700 million.