- Novelist Julia Quinn mourned her sister and father who died in a car crash after a drunk driver lost their load on the road forcing cars to stop abruptly
- The Bridgerton author shared the heartbreaking news on her Facebook page and said she and her sister had just finished writing a novel in honour of their dad
- Her fans sent her condolence messages and encouraged her as she and her family are mourning their two loved ones
Famous Netflix show Bridgerton novelist Julia Quinn is mourning her sister Violet Charles Comics and her novelist dad, Steve Lewis Cotler after the two were involved in a car accident.
Julia Quinn in mourning
The incident is said to have happened on June 29, 2021, after a catering company lost their load of canvas bags onto the freeway, leading two cars to stop or nearly stop for the debris.
The renowned author shared the heartbreaking news on her Facebook page saying:
"I have lost my father and my sister. Because a catering company did not secure their load and canvas bags spilt onto the highway. Because a pickup driver thought nothing of driving while his blood-alcohol level was nearly three times the legal limit.
I have lost my sister, with whom I had just finished writing a graphic novel. It was dedicated to our father. It will still be dedicated to our father. It won't be a surprise anymore, but I would like to think he suspected we would do it. He knew us so well. He was our dad."
Here are some of the comments from the post:
Susan Mallery said:
"I’m so sorry, Julia. I can only imagine how devastated and heartbroken you must feel. My heart goes out to you and your family."
Ilona Andrews commented:
"I am so so sorry. Words can't express how terrible this is. My deepest condolences."
"I will be going to purchase and read this graphic novel about your father. And when someone reads it, he will live on and so will your sister. I hope you find the warmth and love and support you need during this time. My deepest condolences."
Actor Robert Downey Sr is dead
In similar news, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that actor Robert Downey Sr who is the father of Iron Man star Rober Downey Jr also died.
He died while in his sleep and his son, Downey Jr eulogised him as a maverick and hailed his optimism while battling Parkinson's disease.