Richard Adams – the author of the beloved children’s book ‘Watership Down’ – has died at the age of 96.
Adams – who chronicled the trials of a group of rabbits searching for a new home– passed away peacefully, according to a website dedicated to his work.
Richard’s much-loved family announced “with sadness that their dear father, grandfather, and great-grandfather passed away peacefully at 10 p.m. on Christmas Eve.”
In addition to ‘Watership Down,’ Adams is known for authoring ‘The Plague Dogs’ and ‘Shardik.’
He was awarded the Carnegie Medal for ‘Watership Down,’ which he wrote when he was 52.
Tens of millions of copies of the book have sold worldwide.
More information is available on the Watership Down Enterprises site.