Famed children’s author Robert D. San Souci has died at the age of 68 after a fall that resulted in a head injury.
San Souci wrote more than 100 books, including many about ghosts, and the best-sellers "Fa Mulan: The Story of a Woman Warrior," which inspired the Disney movie "Mulan," and "Two Bear Cubs: A Miwok Legend from California's Yosemite Valley," a version of an old Miwok Indian tale about Yosemite Valley.
Friends found the author unresponsive on Dec. 19 at his San Francisco apartment after he missed a lunch date with them.
San Souci often worked with his younger brother, Daniel San Souci, an illustrator. The two were close and shared the same birthday.
Daniel said he was shocked at the news of his brother's death. The two had been making plans for Robert to join Daniel and his family in Oakland for Christmas dinner.