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Author of ‘Forrest Gump’ Winston Groom, dies at 77

Winston Groom is the American novelist who wrote Forrest Gump. Undoubtedly the book became an oscar-winning film. Unfortunately, Winston Groom died this week at age 77. Tributes are paid to Winston Groom whose death was confirmed by Alabama governor Kay Ivey. She said that Winston Gump was not only a talented journalist but he was a noted author of American history.

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What Alabama Governor Kay Ivey said in tribute to the author of Forrest Gump Winston Groom?

Surely people will remember Winston for creating Forrest Gump. And as Kay Ivey said Alabama has lost one of the best writers and this is very sad to hear. She further added that everyone’s hearts and prayers are extended to Winston Groom’s family. In 1965, Winston graduated. He did his graduation from the University of Alabama. Further, the university entitled him as one of their legends as a tribute to him. Not only this, but Winston also had a tour of duty during the Vietnam war when he was in the US army.

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Author of Forrest Gump Winston Groom died at 77, confirms Alabama Governor Kay Ivey: 

We all know that Fires Gump inspired a blockbuster movie with Tom Hanks in the lead role. Tom Hanks received the best picture and best actor award for the movie. And not only this, the movie received six Academy Awards. Undoubtedly the movie gained much more popularity and grossed over $683 million at the global box office.  After the success of Forrest Gump in 1965, Winston came up with a follow up titled Gump and Co. in 1995. Undoubtedly, Winston Groom wrote good fiction but he wrote non-fiction as well. Some of his famous non-fiction write-ups include the American Civil War. Tributes are paid to one of the noted writers of the American History whose work was adapted into a film that won as many as 6 Oscars.

 

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