Journalist and blogger Julie Powell died on October 26 at the age of 49, per her New York Times obituary. She’s the author of The Julie/Julia Project blog, which was turned into the 2009 movie Julie & Julia, which stars Amy Adams as Powell and Meryl Streep as chef Julia Child. According to Decider, Powell started her blog in the beginning because she was so inspired by Child’s cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking.
Eventually, Powell’s blog inspired a book called Julie & Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen, which was published in 2005. Additionally, the American author published a book in 2009 called Cruel: A Story of Marriage, Meat and Obsession. The second book also examined Powell’s relationship with her husband, including “extramarital affairs” between the two.
Apparently Julie and Julia was the last film directed by the famous Hollywood actress and director before her death, Decider reported.
The death of Julie Powell is reported to have occurred at home
Her death was due to cardiac arrest on Oct. 26, 2022, her obituary says. Julie Powell was born Julie Foster and she held a bachelor’s degree from Amherst College, according to the obituary published by The New York Times, which her husband, Eric Powell, read at her funeral in October 2022. The Times reported that the author was survived by her husband, Eric, as well as by her parents and brother.
Powell had a history of updating her Twitter account, including the morning before her death, where she posted, So I woke up with something that’s literally Black Hairy Tongue. People, including my doctor, seem to think it’s no big deal, and will go away soon, but it certainly is gross. The Mayo Clinic’s description of black hairy tongue explains that it’s harmless and painless and is the result of skin cells that have shed off and collected on the tongue.