“Jim Harrison, whose lust for life — and sometimes just plain lust — roared into print in a vast, celebrated body of fiction, poetry and essays that with ardent abandon explored the natural world, the life of the mind and the pleasures of the flesh, died on Saturday at his home in Patagonia, Ariz.,” writes Margalit Fox in The New York Times.
Harrison was 78 and a cause of death was not mentioned, the Times reports.
Reports Entertainment Weekly, “‘Legends of the Fall’ was arguably his most famous work, as it was adapted into a feature film in 1994 starring Brad Pitt and Anthony Hopkins.
“Harrison also dabbled in screenplays, notably with the Kevin Costner-led ‘Revenge,’ which [he co-adapted] from his own novella of the same name. The writer told The Paris Review in an interview that his ‘major disappointment in Hollywood’ came when a deal fell through for Jack Nicholson to star. He’d eventually work with the actor on ‘Wolf,’ for which Harrison also [co-wrote] the screenplay.”
Here’s a 2012 interview with Harrison that we found on YouTube: