Writer, director and author Nora Ephron has died at the age of 71. Nora battled leukemia for a number of years, but according to Deadline
, she kept her illness a secret. The multiple
Oscar nominee was responsible for many hits, including Silkwood
, Sleepless in Seattle, When Harry Met Sally, You've Got Mail
and Julia and Julia
. Nora's close friend, Washington Post
columnist Richard Cohen told
the L.A. Times
that she died at New York Presbyterian Hospital, where she was being treated for acute myeloid leukemia and pneumonia.
She was a journalist, an essayist, a bestselling nonfiction author and a tireless supporter of women's rights. She was an amazing writer and director and always made us laugh and cry with her work. She will be greatly missed.