Horror author James Herbert, whose novels have sold 54 million copies worldwide, has died aged 69.
Herbert, who wrote 'The Rats' and 23 other novels, passed away peacefully in bed at his home in Sussex this morning, his publisher Pan Macmillan said.
Jeremy Trevathan, his editor for 10 years, described him as "one of the giants of popular fiction in the 20th century".
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