Winston Groom, author of Forrest Gump, dies
'Forrest Gump' author Winston Groom dead at 77. Author Winston Groom, best known for penning the 1986 novel "Forrest Gump," which led to a blockbuster movie adaptation in 1994 starring Tom Hanks, has died. He was 77. Fairhope, Ala., Mayor Karin Wilson announced the news on Facebook, sharing a photo of Groom taken by his daughter Caroline. Rest in peace!!!! Check out the link to read more.