Funeral mass being held for beloved author Pat Conroy

BEAUFORT, S.C. - The life of Pat Conroy, the author of "The Prince of Tides," "The Great Santini" and other works set on his beloved South Carolina coast, is being celebrated at a funeral mass in his hometown.

See Full Article

Conroy died last week at age 70. His funeral is scheduled for Tuesday in Beaufort, a small town about an hour south of Charleston. Hundreds of people are expected to attend the service at St. Peter's Catholic Church which has a sanctuary seating 1,200.

Conway died last Friday less than a month after announcing that he was battling pancreatic cancer.

The author, who sold 20 million books worldwide, once told an interviewer that he wrote to explain his life to himself. When he did so, Conroy said, he also explained other people's lives to them.



Advertisements

Latest Entertainment News

  • Why a Joker origin film is worth the risk for DC [Video]

    Entertainment Toronto Sun
    The Hangover director is developing a new movie about the early years of Batman’s nemesis The Joker. Todd Phillips is in talks to co-write and direct an origin film for the DC Comics villain, which, according to Deadline, will not feature Jared Leto, who played the maniacal bad guy in last year’s Suicide Squad, and will reprise the role in the film’s sequel. Source
  • When it comes to fashion, Celine Dion says she's 'not afraid to try things'

    Entertainment CTV News
    MONTREAL - Celine Dion says she's "very, very, very happy" these days and "not afraid to try things." The Quebec pop superstar attracted hordes of fans to a shoe store in downtown Montreal on Wednesday for the launch of a line of handbags and accessories. Source
  • 'Deadpool 2' stuntwoman killed during shoot wasn't ready for film work, crew member says

    Entertainment Toronto Sun
    A Deadpool 2 stuntwoman who was training tragic Joi Harris for an action scene in the movie has revealed she knew the motorbike racer wasn’t ready for film work. The unidentified crew member tells The Hollywood Reporter she “cringed” every time Harris had to perform a stunt on set - because she was struggling to pick up pointers. Source
  • Mel B on why she stormed off 'America's Got Talent': Simon Cowell's 'stupid' comments made me angry [Video]

    Entertainment Toronto Sun
    Mel B stormed off the America’s Got Talent live show on Tuesday night, after Simon Cowell made an insensitive joke about her marriage. The former Spice Girls star is currently going through a messy divorce with husband Stephen Belafonte. Source
  • Taylor Swift announces new album 'reputation' in November [Video]

    Entertainment Toronto Sun
    NEW YORK — Yes, Taylor Swift fans, Wednesday was a lucky one for you. The pop star who whipped her army of Swifties into a frenzy with video snippets of slithery snake parts on social media posted the title of her new album, “reputation,” and announced on Instagram it will be out Nov. Source
  • ‘Hellboy’ casting prompts backlash over ‘whitewashing’

    Entertainment Toronto Sun
    NEW YORK — A Hollywood film yet again finds itself responding to a social-media outcry over the casting of a Caucasian actor in a role that was originally Asian-American. British actor Ed Skrein earlier this week joined the cast of the “Hellboy” reboot “Rise of the Blood Queen. Source
  • The Joker origin movie in the works [Video]

    Entertainment Toronto Sun
    The Hangover director is developing a new movie about the early years of Batman’s nemesis The Joker. Todd Phillips is in talks to co-write and direct an origin film for the DC Comics villain, which, according to Deadline, will not feature Jared Leto, who played the maniacal bad guy in last year’s Suicide Squad, and will reprise the role in the film’s sequel. Source
  • Sesame Street parodies 'Despacito' with 'El Patito'

    Entertainment Toronto Sun
    This summer's smash hit just got the PG-treatment from Sesame Street. In a parody of the Luis Fonsi's hit, Ernie is sings about his pal Rubbie Duckie or El Patito ("that’s Spanish for rubber duckie”). Despacito, which features Justin Bieber, has become only the second song in history to spend 15 consecutive weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 charts. Source
  • Taylor Swift ends intrigue, announces new album in November

    Entertainment CBC News
    Yes, Taylor Swift fans, Wednesday was a lucky one for you. The pop star who whipped her army of Swifties into a frenzy with video snippets of slithery snake parts on social media posted the title of her new album, reputation, and announced on Instagram it will be out Nov. Source
  • Taylor Swift announces new album 'reputation' in November

    Entertainment Toronto Sun
    NEW YORK — Yes, Taylor Swift fans, Wednesday was a lucky one for you. The pop star who whipped her army of Swifties into a frenzy with video snippets of slithery snake parts on social media posted the title of her new album, “reputation,” and announced on Instagram it will be out Nov. Source