Best-selling author and columnist Molly Ivins has died after a long battle with breast cancer. She was 62.
Ivins made a living poking fun at Texas politicians, whether they were in her home base of Austin or the White House. She revealed in early 2006 that she was being treated for breast cancer for the third time.
The managing editor of the Texas Observer says that Ivins died yesterday in her home while in hospice care.
More than 400 newspapers subscribed to her nationally syndicated column, which combined strong liberal views and populist-toned humor.
Ivins' best-selling books included those she co-authored with Lou Dubose about President Bush. One was titled "Shrub: The Short but Happy Political Life of George W. Bush" and another was "BUSHWHACKED: Life in George W. Bush's America."
Dubose, who has been working on a third book with Ivins, says that even last week in the hospital, Ivins wanted to talk about the book.
He says -- quote -- "She was married to her profession, she lived for the story."