Beloved Canadian novelist, musician and screenwriter Paul Quarrington, dead at 56. I attended a fet for Paul at Harbourfront in the fall. If you hadn’t known of his diagnosis of terminal cancer, you’d have hardly known at all. Goodbye, Paul, from all of us!
Paul Quarrington, the multi-talented, award-winning Toronto author of “Whale Music,” has died. He was 56.
“He passed peacefully at home in Toronto in the early hours surrounded by friends and family,” said a statement on his website. “It is comforting to know that he didn’t suffer; he was calm and quiet holding hands with those who were closest to him.”
Quarrington, who was diagnosed with an advanced form of lung cancer last year, maintained a wide-ranging creative career over the past decades as a playwright, musician, writer and filmmaker.
He achieved perhaps his greatest success as a novelist and author.