'Julie & Julia' Author Julie Powell Dies At 49

‘Julie & Julia’ Author Julie Powell Dies At 49

Julie Powell, a cherished food blogger and amateur cook passed away on Wednesday, October 26, from a cardiac attack. She was 49. In 2002, Powell launched the Julie/Julia Project, a blog describing her quest to cook through Julia Child’s renowned Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume 1, in her cramped New York City apartment. Powell quickly rose to fame online.

Powell intended to complete the project within a year. In 2005, Julie & Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen, a book based on the blog, was published. Julie & Julia, a 2009 movie adaptation of the book, starred Meryl Streep as Child and Amy Adams as Powell. Millennials worldwide then used the movie as inspiration for their cooking.

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In 2009, Powell released Cleaving: A Story of Marriage, Meat, and Obsession, her second novel. Since then, Powell hasn’t released another book. Fans could follow her on Twitter, where she blogged about everything from her pets to despair and her opinions on the Great British Baking Show (yep, she felt Mexico Week was “unbearable”).

Nevertheless, she was still writing. Powell only recently commented about the challenges of being a writer. She tweeted on October 24, two days before she passed away, “Every time I finish one portion of a writing assignment, I get terrified about starting the next stage.

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What caused Julia Powell’s death?

The New York Times reported that Powell passed away from a heart arrest on October 26 at her home in upstate New York. Powell’s email and Little, Brown’s editor-in-chief, Judy Clain, verified her demise.

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In 1998, editor for Archaeology Eric Powell and Julie Powell married. She regularly posted about The Great British Bakeoff reality television show on Twitter, where she was an avid user. On November 1, 2022, Powell, at 49 years old, passed away from a heart arrest at her home in Olivebridge, New York.