Foote was 92. Foote died in his apartment in Hartford where he was preparing work on a production for next fall at the nonprofit theater.He wrote the screenplays for To Kill a Mockingbird, The Trip to Bountiful, and Tender Mercies, jewels all three.
NPR has an audio interview with him.
The New York Times said he
chronicled America’s wistful odyssey through the 20th century in plays and films mostly set in a small town in Texas and left a literary legacy as one of the country’s foremost storytellers
Austin360 calls him a "Texas legend".
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