Clifford Irving

by nancy3567, Monday, January 01, 2018, 19:19 (17 days ago)

Just wanted to let those of you who have been coming to Zihua for a long time, or who live here, that well-known author, Clifford Irving, passed away December 19 at the age of 87 in a hospice near his home in Sarasota, FL. Cliff has spent winters in Zihua for decades, staying a Las Urracas. He is survived by his wife Julie, and 3 sons. There will be a Celebration of Life later this month at Paty's. https://www.aspentimes.com/trending/best-selling-author-for-aspen-resident-clifford-irving-dead-at-87/

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Clifford Irving

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, January 01, 2018, 19:35 (17 days ago) @ nancy3567

Just wanted to let those of you who have been coming to Zihua for a long time, or who live here, that well-known author, Clifford Irving, passed away December 19 at the age of 87 in a hospice near his home in Sarasota, FL. Cliff has spent winters in Zihua for decades, staying a Las Urracas. He is survived by his wife Julie, and 3 sons. There will be a Celebration of Life later this month at Paty's. https://www.aspentimes.com/trending/best-selling-author-for-aspen-resident-clifford-irving-dead-at-87/

Thanks for posting this, Nancy. I was unaware. I really liked Clifford and I’ll miss his visits. My sincere condolences to his family and friends.

Clifford Irving

by Canadian Rainbirds ⌂ @, Victoria BC and Zihuatanejo, Monday, January 01, 2018, 19:56 (17 days ago) @ nancy3567

I saw this on the news. Had the pleasure of being introduced to him at El Manglar some years ago and spent a very pleasant time chatting. A very interesting man. Was sorry to hear of his death.

Clifford Irving

by nancy3567, Monday, January 01, 2018, 20:38 (17 days ago) @ Canadian Rainbirds

I think we were the ones who introduced you! So sorry you are not in Zihua this year. Steve & I are flying down for only about 8 days; we wanted to go to Cliff's "celebration". As you know, we were good friends. I owe you a response to your wonderfully newsy Xmas letter.

Clifford Irving

by Canadian Rainbirds ⌂ @, Victoria BC and Zihuatanejo, Tuesday, January 02, 2018, 00:49 (17 days ago) @ nancy3567

I think we were the ones who introduced you! So sorry you are not in Zihua this year. Steve & I are flying down for only about 8 days; we wanted to go to Cliff's "celebration". As you know, we were good friends. I owe you a response to your wonderfully newsy Xmas letter.

Yes that's right. Wasn't sure it was the same Nancy! We'll email soon

Clifford Irving - Interesting Article

by EsBrian, Tuesday, January 02, 2018, 15:19 (16 days ago) @ nancy3567

Here's an interesting article about Clifford, it seems he was quite the man!

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/20/obituaries/clifford-irving-author-of-a-notorious-literary-hoax-dies-at-87.html

Clifford Irving - Interesting Article

by HolyMole @, Tuesday, January 02, 2018, 17:36 (16 days ago) @ EsBrian

Here's an interesting article about Clifford, it seems he was quite the man!

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/20/obituaries/clifford-irving-author-of-a-notorious-literary-hoax-dies-at-87.html

Seems a shame he's remembered primarily for his Hughes hoax. Granted, the article mentions his good novel "Trial", but I also enjoyed "The Spring", "Final Argument" and my favourite, "Tom Mix and Pancho Villa".

Clifford Irving - Interesting Article

by nancy3567, Tuesday, January 02, 2018, 18:09 (16 days ago) @ HolyMole

I totally agree HolyMole. The "Hoax" happened when Cliff was about 40; he did so much else during the past 47 years. That was the reason I posted the article from The Aspen Times because I thought it better reflected who Cliff was. What hasn't been mentioned anywhere was that in addition to being a successful author he was also an accomplished painter.

Clifford Irving

by Patti, California, Wednesday, January 03, 2018, 10:11 (16 days ago) @ nancy3567

Hi Nancy--
Do you (or any one else) know when/where the memorial for Cliff will be held? We will be in Z on Saturday, Jan. 27th and would like to attend.

Clifford Irving Last Interview

by Patti, California, Wednesday, January 03, 2018, 10:21 (16 days ago) @ Patti

Some of you might be interested in this long podcast which is, I believe, Cliff's last interview. http://www.third-story.com/listen/clifford-irving
Even though I spent time talking to Cliff every year for the last 5-10 or so and learned a lot about him, he told still more stories about his life in this interview.

Clifford Irving Last Interview

by nancy3567, Sunday, January 07, 2018, 17:51 (11 days ago) @ Patti

Thanks, Patti. I, too, heard stories I had either forgotten or hadn't heard before. Also, it was nice to hear Cliff's voice.

Clifford Irving

by nancy3567, Sunday, January 07, 2018, 17:50 (11 days ago) @ Patti

Patti, it will be on January 27 at Paty's. I don't know the time; will try to post when I find out.