In Memoriam: James Bond author John Pearson (1930-2021)

In Memoriam: James Bond author John Pearson (1930-2021)

November 13, 2021 4 By 007 Travelers

It is very sad to report that James Bond author John Pearson has died. According to his granddaughter Lydia:

“It is with a heavy heart that I announce the death of my grandfather, John George Pearson at the age of 91. John died peacefully at his home this morning surrounded by all the love in the world.

If you wish to share any kind words about John please comment on this post and I will share with the rest of the family.

Running his website and social media has been and will continue to be my privilege. Reading all the kind emails and comments that we receive has been a wonderful way to see how much he was admired and loved outside of our family and will certainly be a great source of comfort.”

For Lydia and all the family of John Pearson: We are sorry for your loss. He will live on in our memories forever.

John George Pearson was a novelist and an author of biographies, notably of Ian Fleming, the creator of James Bond, and of the Kray twins.

He was educated at King’s College School, Wimbledon, and Peterhouse College, Cambridge, where he won a double first in history. He then worked for The Economist BBC Television and The Sunday Times. He was Ian Fleming’s assistant at the Sunday Times and went on to write the first biography of Fleming, The Life of Ian Fleming, published in 1966.

Pearson also became the third official author of the James Bond series, writing in 1973 James Bond: The Authorized Biography of 007, a first-person biography of the fictional agent James Bond. However, Pearson declined an offer to write further Bond novels.


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