Sep 18 2020
Tributes have been paid to Winston Groom, the author of the novel Forrest Gump, who has died aged 77.
His work was adapted into a 1994 blockbuster film starring Tom Hanks. Forrest Gump was a cultural sensation and grossed more than $683m (£527m) at the global box office on its way to winning six Academy Awards, including best picture and best actor for Hanks.
Winston Groom signs books at a New York City bookstore in 1995.
Following the success of Forrest Gump, Groom wrote a follow-up in 1995 called Gump and Co. As well as fiction, Groom, a former journalist, also wrote non-fiction on a range of subjects, including the American civil war.