Writer Sol Yurick died this weekend from complications from lung cancer, according to his only daughter Susanna Yurick.
Yurick is best-known for the novel The Warriors, which combined a Greek story with a fictional account of gang wars in New York City. The book inspired a cult movie by the same name, released in 1979. Some of his other books include The Bag and Confession.
Yurick is survived by his daughter, his wife Adrienne Yurick, son-in-law, Mark Vincent and grandson, Niko Yurick Vincent. He was 87 years old, and would turn 88 in less than two weeks.