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Legendary Screenwriter Nora Ephron is Gravely Ill

Legendary Screenwriter Nora Ephron is Gravely Ill

Legendary Hollywood screenwriter Nora Ephron is gravely ill and is not expected to make it through the night, according to TMZ.

Despite reports that the When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle scribe had already passed away, Nora is still alive. Her family is already planning her funeral, Nora‘s son Jacob Bernstein told gossip columnist Liz Smith (via THR).

Nora has been nominated for three Academy Awards and is also known for her work on Julie & Julia, You’ve Got Mail, and the 2005 remake of Bewitched.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Ms. Ephron and her family and friends.

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  • scarlett

    Very sad, I had no idea she was ill. She has made some wonderful contributions to Hollywood. Thoughts with her friends and family.

  • busted

    I just don’t know what to say. Such a talented woman. I had no idea she was ill or anything.

    prayers to her family and friends.

    (another reminder that celebrities are real people)

  • yuri


  • Birdie

    I didn’t know who she was, but she I am sad such a talented woman is about to die. Hope she has a peaceful death and thank you for your amazing work. Lots of people hated Bewitched, but I liked it.

  • amanda

    this is so sad! i can’t even imagine being terminally sick like that, sending love her way…

  • Julie

    Truly sad to hear such a talent is at death’s door. My thoughts go out to her family. Her scripts were always so uplifting.

  • pinkydoo

    Oh NO!! Soooo very sorry to hear this. What an amazing talent she is. I have some awful thoughts ( something to the effect of why this happens to someone like her and not a Kardashian… but I won’t go there) anyway, I pray for her family.

  • Helen

    Sad she made a wonderful movies

  • Effy

    I just read on the first page that she passed. Extremely sad who life can end so quickly. My heart goes out to her and her family. Thanks for the beautiful movies, Nora Ephron!x