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Bryce Courtenay

Born: 1933-08-14 - Died: 2012-11-22
Cause of Death:
Gastric cancer


Death Summary: On November 22nd, 2012, Bryce Courtenay passed away from gastric cancer. Courtenay was 79 years of age at the time of his passing.

Who was Bryce Courtenay :

Bryce Courtenay was a well-known author from Johannesburg, South Africa, but moved to Sydney, Australia after meeting his future wife Benita. Courtenay is mostly known for his first-published book "The Power of One."

Courtenay's book "The Power of One" became one of the most-selling books by an Australian author, and later was turned into a movie directed by John G. Avildsen.


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  1. James J Howard Says:

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  2. Karen Dahl Says:

    One of Bryce’s greatest contributions was in fact to support the Australian Greens. I met him at one of their fundraisers for Bob Brown and he spoke so passionately about his dismay concerning the destruction of native forests in Tasmania. He was a genius storyteller of immense decency and insight. It was an absolute privilege to have met him in person and to have learned about what really moved him.

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