Anne Rice built an enormous fortune as an author. Rice was well-known for her book series “The Vampire Chronicles.” However, Rice also wrote “The Mayfair Witch Trilogy,” and “The Sleeping Beauty Trilogy,” as well as two popular novels, “The Feast of All Saints” and “Servant of the Bones,” per The New York Times. Rice’s net worth at her death was over $60 million, per Celebrity Net Worth.
Rice became famous after “Interview with the Vampire” became a movie in 1994, but her book “Queen of the Damned” was made into a film in 2002. British journalist Zoah Hedges-Stocks tweeted, “Anne Rice invented vampire fiction as we know it. Buffy, Twilight, True Blood, The Vampire Diaries, THE ENTIRE GENRE OF PARANORMAL ROMANCE: they were all standing on Anne’s shoulders.”
Fans of Rice paid tribute to her on social media. One Twitter user wrote, “Impossible to overstate the importance of Anne Rice to little gay nerd kids. Interview, Lestat, and QotD made my tiny queeny head explode.” One Rice fan penned a poignant tribute by tweeting, “Hug your GenX goth friends. We are not okay. Anne Rice was to us what F. Scott Fitzgerald was to the Lost Generation.”