Prominent British Author, Joseph Delaney, passed away at 77

Joseph Delaney was an English author, known for his dark fantasy series Spook’s. He passed away at the age of 77.

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British Well-known Author Joseph Delaney dies at 77

On August 18, 2022, Tony Higginson, one of Joseph Delaney’s close circle, sent a tweet using his Twitter handle @AJHigginson on August 18, 2022, reporting the death of his fellow friend and author Joseph Delaney. He uploaded a picture of Joseph and a statement, “I worked with him from book one, deeply saddened…a friend more than a coworker. RIP Joe” Furthermore, the tweet also alluded to visiting Delaney’s Facebook profile.

His official page thus verified his death. It states Joseph Delaney lost his life on August 16 after a prolonged fight with cancer. Therefore his cause of death is cancer. The message continued and added that to keep his disease a secret from most people, he continued to write, complete his publisher’s criteria, and communicate with his readers up to the very end.

Joseph Delaney Age, Family, Early Life

Joseph Delaney was born on 25 July 1945 (77 years old) in Preston, Lancashire, England. He holds British nationality and he belongs to white ethnicity. His Zodiac sign is Leo.

joseph delaney family

Joseph Delaney was the oldest of four children. So, other details about his parents are unknown.

Joseph Delaney Wife, What about his Children?

Delaney had three children and nine grandchildren. His first wife Marie died in 2007, at the age of 58.

He is survived by his second wife, Rani, his two sons and daughter, and his grandchildren.

Joseph Delaney Career, What was his profession?

Joseph Delaney started his career as a teacher and was originally published under the alias J. K. Haderack. He eventually authored under his real name, commencing with the publishing of The Spook’s Apprentice, in 2004, the first book in his Spook’s series, which lead to international success. Delaney released 19 volumes as part of the series, as well as numerous works which take place in the same realm. In 2014, The Spook’s Apprentice was transformed into a theatrical script and the movie film Seventh Son. Delaney also authored two more series: the science fiction Arena 13 and dark fantasy Aberrations.

In 1983, he moved to the village of Stalmine, where he discovered that, in the past, a boggart had been found there by a priest; he noted this down and the finding eventually formed the source of the Spook’s series. Delaney’s early writings were created under the alias J. K. Haderack; an allusion to the Kwisatz Haderach from Frank Herbert’s Dune universe. Beginning with the publishing of the first book of the dark fantasy Spook’s series in 2004, published under his actual name, Delaney found international fame documenting the adventures of his lead character, Tom Ward.

The Spook series has been published in 30 countries, with sales reaching 4.5 million copies. Delaney quit teaching following the publication of the second book in the Spook’s series, to write full-time. He named J. R. R. Tolkien and Frank Herbert as his two main inspirations, as well as Lancashire folk tales and places of local importance to where he resided. From 2015 to 2017, Delaney published the science fiction Arena 13 trilogy. He published the dark fantasy Aberrations trilogy from 2018 to 2019.

How much is Joseph Delaney Net Worth?

Joseph Delaney’s net worth has not yet been investigated in detail.

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Which school and college did he go to?

Joseph Delaney attended Preston Catholic College. He did A Levels at night school before beginning his degree course at Lancaster University. In the 1980s Delaney obtained an Open University degree in an endeavor to become a computer programmer.

Is he available on any kind of social media platform?

Joseph Delaney is available on Facebook and Instagram. He has 21K+ followers on Facebook and 3,848+ followers on Instagram.

Physical Appearance of Joseph Delaney’s Height, Weight

HeightNot Available
Hair ColorWhite
Eye colorBlack
WeightNot Available
Body typeFit
Sexual orientationStraight

Interesting facts about Joseph Delaney’s should be knows

Zodiac signLeo
Relationship StatusMarried