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Kentucky Author Sue Grafton Dies At 77

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) — The Louisville native and author best known for her Kinsey Millhone Alphabet books has died after a two year battle with cancer.

Sue Grafton died Thursday night at the age of 77. She graduated from the University of Louisville in 1977 with a degree in English literature. 

The first book in the Kinsey Millhone books, "A is for Alibi" was released in 1982. The final book in the series "Z is for Zero" was scheduled to be released in 2019, but it remains unfinished.

Her family confirmed the news via her Facebook page and said that she would never have allowed for a ghostwriter.

"As far as we in the family are concerned, the alphabet now ends at Y," reads the post.

Grafton's book were published in twenty-eight countries and in twenty-six languages.

She is survived by her husband Steve and her three children. She was honored with a “Sue’s Louisville” banner in downtown Louisville in 2016.

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer tweeted a tribute, "The world has lost a great talent and prolific author in Sue Grafton — and in Louisville we have lost a citizen, friend, neighbor, a master gardener and hometown hero. Her legacy will live on through her words, which will entertain and thrill readers for generations to come."

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