Leicester author Sue Townsend dies aged 68

Leicester novelist Sue Townsend has died aged 68. Best known for the Adrian Mole book series, she died yesterday after a short illness.

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Leicester author saw Sue Townsend as a 'hero and role model'

Leicester author Bali Rai Credit: ITV News Central

Leicester author Bali Rai has told ITV News Central Sue Townsend was his 'hero and role model'.

Bali says the Adrian Mole series opened up a pathway for him and says Sue's passing is a huge loss for Leicester, adding she was warm, genuine and encouraging.

Stand set up in memory of Sue Townsend at Highfields Library in Leicester Credit: ITV News Central

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