American writer Larry Collins of "Is Paris Burning?" fame died on Monday, an association run by the book's co-author said Monday. He was 75.
The cause of death was not immediately provided by the group. The Action for Leprous Children of Calcutta is run by the book's co-author, Dominique Lapierre. The two men wrote numerous books together, including "O Jerusalem" and "Is New York Burning?"
"Is Paris Burning?" has become a classic of the Nazi occupation of the French capital during World War II.
Born Sept. 14, 1929, in West Hartford, Conn., Collins worked as a journalist. He was a foreign correspondent for United Press International based in Paris, Rome, Cairo and Beirut in the 1950s.
He left the wire agency for the weekly magazine Newsweek and was the magazine's Paris bureau chief from 1961-1965, according to Who's Who in France.
He served in the U.S. Army, based at the Allied Headquarters in Paris, from 1953-1955, and met Lapierre during that time.