Julie Julia Movie Inspiration Julie Powell dies at 49

Julie & Julia Movie Inspiration, Julie Powell dies at 49

Julia Powellculinary writer who inspired the biographical drama of Nora Ephron (19412012), Juliet & Juliet (2009), died at 49 years. According to her husband Eric Powell, the author suffered a cardiac arrest on October 26 at their home in New York.

Julie Powell rose to prominence in the early 2000s when she launched the Julie/Julia projectin which he described his attempts to cook the 524 recipes from the world’s most famous book Julia child (19122004).

An aspiring writer and unhappy with her office job, she pioneered modern food blogging before social media existed, gaining thousands of followers by documenting her failures and successes, as well as parts of her life.

The author won a contract with Little, Brown and Company and published the book Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Little Apartment Kitchen. The book was later adapted into a film, with Amy Adams playing the role of Powell and Maryl Streep playing Julia Child.

Amy Adams as Julia Powell

Amy Adams as Julia Powell in Julie and Julia (2009)

“Julie & Julia became an instant classic, and filled with gratitude for her unique voice, we are now reminded of Julie’s dazzling brilliance and originality,” said Judy Clain, editorinchief of Little, Brown and Company, in a statement to Entertainment Weekly’s website Posted.

“We mourn the loss of her husband Eric and his family,” she continued. “We send our deepest condolences to everyone who knew and loved Julie, either personally or through the deep connections she forged with the readers of her memoir. She was a brilliant writer and an original and courageous person and will not be forgotten.”