US author Noah Gordon, whose bestselling novels included "The Physician," died Monday at the age of 95,
his family said.
"With great sadness the family of Noah Gordon announces that Noah passed away November 22, 2021, in the privacy of his home," his relatives said in a statement on his official website.
Born on November 11, 1926 in Worcester, Massachusetts, Gordon was raised by a Jewish family.
He initially studied medicine, as his parents wanted, but switched to journalism after a semester.
Among other outlets, he began working at the Boston Herald newspaper in 1959 and subsequently became editor-in-chief of Science magazine.
He later switched to freelance journalism and continued to write science articles in addition to novels.
His first book, "The Rabbi," was published in 1965 and drew on his experiences growing up Jewish-American. His second book, "The Death Committee," came out four years later.
"The Shaman" (1992) and "Matters of Choice" (1995) complete the trilogy.
Gordon published his last novel, "The Winemaker," in 2012. The story is set in Catalonia, Spain at the end of the 19th century during the Carlist War.
"Noah's life and work have touched the lives of millions of readers across the globe," his family said in their statement. "His work lives on."