Tom Wolfe, the legendary author behind novels like The Bonfire of the Vanities, The Right Stuff and The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test has passed away at the age of 87.
Wolfe's agent confirmed the sad news to the New York Times.
The New York Post reports that Wolfe, who began working as a journalist for the New York Herald Tribune in 1962, was known for being one of the first journalists to apply literary techniques to their work, a style that was coined New Journalism.
Wolfe’s other books include The Pump House Gang, Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers, The Painted Word and Mauve Gloves & Madmen, Clutter & Vine, which includes his well-known essay about the Me Decade.
Wolfe is survived by his wife Sheila, and two children, Alexandra and Tommy.