RIP - Nora Ephron

Nora Ephron, the Academy Award-nominated screenwriter behind films including When Harry Met Sally, has died at the age of 71.

Ephron's son Jacob Bernstein told the New York Times that his mother died of pneumonia brought on by acute myeloid leukemia. Ephron, who had the blood condition myelodysplasia,which can cause leukaemia, was reported to have been seriously ill earlier on Tuesday.

Nominated for an Oscar on three occasions, Ephron's best-known screenplays included When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle and You've Got Mail. Her most recent movie was 2009's Julie & Julia, starring frequent collaborator Meryl Streep. 

A director, writer and producer, Ephron was born in New York City on May 19, 1941, moving to Beverly Hills at the age of 4. Starting off in ournalism she sson moved onto film scripts and has since won countless awards for her work.

Ephron was married firstly to Dan Greenburg and secondly to investigative journalist Carl Bernstein, who broke the Watergate scandal with Bob Woodward during the 1970s. She is survived by her third husband Nicholas Pileggi, Jacob and Max, her two sons with Bernstein, and her sisters Delia and Amy.
Source: Digital Spy