Spy novelist John le Carré dies at 89

Best-selling British espionage writer David Cornwell -- known to the world as John le Carré -- died Saturday at 89, his literary agent told CNN.

Le Carré's family said in a statement that he died from pneumonia. He is survived by his wife, Jane, and four sons.

Le Carré as born in 1931 and attended the universities of Bern and Oxford. He also served briefly in British Intelligence during the Cold War.

His most famous works spanned some six decades and included "The Spy Who Came In Form the Cold," which was published in 1963 and made le Carré "the most famous spy writer in the world," Geller said.

Le Carré also wrote "Tinker Tailor Solider Spy" and "A Mo.st Wanted Man," which were made into blockbuster movies.

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