Edmund Morris, an acclaimed presidential biographer of Theodore Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan, has died at the age of 78.
Morris reportedly died after suffering a stroke last week. He won the 1980 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography and the 1980 National Book Award for biography for his first book, “The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt.” The book was the first in a trilogy of works exploring the 26th president’s life that concluded in 2010.
In 1999, he published his most controversial work, “Dutch: A Memoir of Ronald Reagan,” an authorized biography that was written in a more experimental style. Morris had been given exclusive access to the Reagan White House, which allowed him to interview the President and First Lady and their children.
He is survived by his wife, a brother, Eric and a sister, Judy Davidowitz.