- Category: Entertainment
- Published Saturday, February 20, 2016
- CTV News
ROME -- Italian author Umberto Eco, best known for the international best-seller "The Name of the Rose," has died.
Spokeswoman Lori Glazer of Eco's American publisher, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, told The Associated Press that Eco died Friday at age 84.
"The Name of the Rose," a murder mystery set in the 14th century, was published in 1980 and caught on with readers worldwide. His other books included "Foucault's Pendulum," ''The Prague Cemetery" and "The Island of the Day Before."