Hollywood screenwriter and director Nora Ephron, who penned such films as When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle, has died at the age of 71.
Ephron's publisher confirmed her death last night in a statement.
Her son told the New York Times she died in Manhattan of complications relating to acute leukaemia.
Her 15 film credits also include You've Got Mail, Silkwood and Julie and Julia, which was her final film, in 2009.
She was nominated for an Oscar three times, but never won the award.