Thomas Franklin Corcoran
Thomas Franklin Corcoran
July 13, 1943
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
|Died||January 16, 2023 79) (aged|
Lakeland, Florida, U.S.
|Education||Miami University of Ohio|
|Partner||Judith Matheny Corcoran|
Thomas Franklin Corcoran (July 13, 1943 – January 16, 2023) was an American writer of mystery novels as well as three books on classic Ford Mustangs.
Corcoran was born to Ralph A. and Mary Louise (Franklin) Corcoran in Cleveland, Ohio.He had two younger sisters and grew up in Cleveland Heights, Ohio and Shaker Heights, Ohio. He graduated from Miami University and served in the United States Navy. He was stationed in Key West beginning in 1968 and got involved in the literary scene, meeting several notable writers.
He was a long time bartender at the Chart Room in Key West,where he served Jimmy Buffett his first beer in the city.
Corcoran married Judith Matheny Corcoran, whom he met in Key West.She died in 1986.
Corcoran was friends with Jimmy Buffett and shot photographs for seven of Buffett's album covers, as well as co-wrote the hits "Fins" and "Cuban Crime of Passion".
Corcoran died from cancer in Lakeland, Florida, on January 16, 2023, at the age of 79.
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