Swedish author, Henning Mankell, best known as the creator of Wallander, has died, aged 67.
“Henning Mankell is dead. He died in his sleep early this morning in Göteborg. He was 67 years old,” read a post on Mankell’s official website.
Wallander was adapated for Swedish TV in 2005 for 32 episodes. A UK series starring Kenneth Branagh was adapted in 2008 for 12 episodes.
“Henning Mankell was one of the great Swedish authors of our time, loved by readers in Sweden and all over the world. His work includes around forty novels and numerous plays,” the website noted.
“His books have sold more than forty million copies and are translated into more than forty languages. Solidarity with those in need run through his entire work and manifested itself in action until the very end.”