DY­ING WRITER SOUGHT WIFE FOR HUS­BAND

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AMER­I­CAN writer Amy Krouse Rosenthal also died from can­cer this week.

Ms Rosenthal, who was 51 and had been suf­fer­ing from ovar­ian can­cer since 2015, caused an in­ter­na­tional sen­sa­tion ear­lier this month when the New York Times pub­lished her col­umn en­ti­tled “You May Want To Marry My Hus­band”.

In the piece, writ­ten in the form of a dat­ing pro­file, she set out the qual­i­ties of her hus­band, Ja­son, say­ing she hoped “the right per­son reads this, finds Ja­son, and an­other love story be­gins”. The ar­ti­cle was widely re­pub­lished and praised.

“I want more time with Ja­son,” she wrote. “I want more time with my chil­dren. I want more time sip­ping mar­ti­nis at the Green Mill Jazz Club on Thurs­day nights. But that is not go­ing to hap­pen. I prob­a­bly have only a few days left be­ing a per­son on this planet.”

Ms Rosenthal wrote 28 chil­dren’s pic­ture books and two mem­oirs, as well as de­liv­er­ing TED (Tech­nol­ogy, En­ter­tain­ment De­sign) talks and pro­duc­ing short films.

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