British writer John le Carré, who drew on his own experience as a spy to create some of the best espionage thrillers of the 20th century, has died at the age of 89.

Le Carré died on Saturday due to pneumonia at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro, Cornwall, in south-west England, his family and his agent, Jonny Geller, reported Sunday. It was an illness not related to Covid-19. EFE-EPA