'Where the Wild Things Are' Author Maurice Sendak Dies

May 8, 2012 Updated May 8, 2012 at 4:43 PM EDT

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'Where the Wild Things Are' Author Maurice Sendak Dies

May 8, 2012 Updated May 8, 2012 at 4:43 PM EDT

According to USA Today, author and illustrator Maurice Sendak died Tuesday in Connecticut. He was 83.

Sendak, who died after complications from a stroke according to USA Today, is best known for his book Where the Wild Things Are.

Read the USA Today story HERE.