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11/21/2007 05:27:00 pm - Reported by DWNP Archive

November 21, 2007 • Posted By John Bowman
Acclaimed author Peter Haining has died suddenly at the age of 67.

Haining, who lived in Suffolk, wrote a number of books about Doctor Who, starting with the 20th-anniversary volumeDoctor Who: A Celebration - Two Decades Through Time And Space in 1983.

Other titles followed, namely The Key To Time: A Year-By-Year RecordThe Doctor Who FileThe Time-Travellers' GuideDoctor Who: 25 Glorious Years and The Nine Lives of Doctor Who.

Haining also wrote about fictional heroes Sherlock Holmes, Poirot, Maigret and James Bond. In addition, he edited many anthologies of horror and fantasy stories.

In 2001, he won the British Fantasy Awards Karl Edward Wagner Award.

It is believed the cause of death was a heart attack.

(Thanks to Tony Clark and Grant Watson.)