Children’s book author Maurice Sendak died in Connecticut Tuesday morning. He was 83.
Longtime publisher Michael di Capua told the New York Times that Sendak died of complications from a recent stroke.
Sendak, the author of several iconic books including Where the Wild Things Are, In the Night Kitchen,and Higglety Pigglety Pop!, came out publicly in 2008. He had lost his partner of fifty years, psychoanalyst Eugene Glynn, in 2007. When asked why he had not been out previously, he said he “just didn’t think it was anybody’s business.”