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ER Braithwaite, author of To Sir, With Love, dies at 104

ER Braithwaite, a Guyanese-born author, educator and diplomat best known for his book To Sir With Love, has died at 104.

world Updated: Dec 13, 2016 20:24 IST
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File photo of author ER Braithwaite.
File photo of author ER Braithwaite.(Wikimedia Commons)

The author of To Sir, With Love, ER Braithwaite, has died.

Braithwaite, a Guyanese-born author, educator and diplomat whose book about teaching in the slums of London’s East End was adapted into the popular Sidney Poitier movie of the same name, was 104.

His companion, Genevieve Ast, told The Associated Press that he became ill on Monday and died at the Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center in Rockville, Maryland.

Braithwaite wrote several fiction and non-fiction books, often focussing on his struggles with racism and the contrast between first world and colonial cultures. He also served as the newly independent Guyana’s representative at the United Nations in the 1960s.