John Pearson dead: biographer of Ian Fleming, Paul Getty and Winston Churchill


British writer and journalist John Pearson, author of famous biographies ranging from Ian Fleming to Paul Getty, from Winston Churchill to English royalty, has died at the age of 91. The announcement of the disappearance was made on Pearson’s Instagram page, run by his granddaughter. , Lydia Pearson.

“With a heavy heart, I announce the passing of my grandfather, John George Pearson at the age of 91. John passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by all the love in the world, ”his niece wrote.

Born in Epso, Surrey, on October 5, 1930, Pearson worked at BBC, weekly The Economist et al Sunday opening hours, where he meets the writer Ian Fleming, the famous creator of the secret agent James Bond 007, of which he becomes the official biographer. In 1966, he published “The life of Ian Fleming“(Translated into Italian in 1967 by Garzanti, reprinted by Ghibli in 2019 with the title”The life of Ian Fleming, creator of James Bond ”), considered a reference text for all fans of the exploits of the spy in the service of Her Majesty.

In 1973, he published “Authorized biography of 007 “, based on elements of the fictional saga. He is also the author of the bestseller “All the money in the world“(HarperCollins Italy, 2017): recounts the fortunes and misfortunes of the Getty family, known for a sad news, the kidnapping of Paul Getty, which inspired the film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer and Mark Wahlberg. In Italian, the publisher Milieu published in 2020 “Criminal profession. The London of the Kray twins ”, the story of twin gangsters Reggie and Ronald Kray who in the 1960s ruled the easternmost part of town with cruelty and cruelty.

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