The world was saddened today to learn of the death of Katherine Dunn, who is best known for her spectacular 1989 cult classic Geek Love. She was 70-years-old.
According to her son, Dunn passed away on May 11 due to complications with lung cancer.
In addition to her seminal novel about a family of carnival oddities, Dunn was also an avid boxing fan who took up the sport and wrote about it on the web for the Cyber Boxing Zone and in a column for the Willamette Week.
Her son revealed that despite being “a very private person” she read every single letter from fans expressing their adoration for Geek Love.