He told BBC Oxford: "I think I'm incredibly lucky to have had 30 years of his friendship.
Click TO view gallery, colin Dexter, author of the Inspector Morse novels, has died at the age.
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Dexter had type 2 diabetes, a condition that he also gave Morse in the last few books of the series.He won a vast number of awards for his work, and in 2000 received an OBE erepublik cheat tool 2012 for his services to literature.Dexter's characters also featured in spin-off shows Lewis and Endeavour.His was the sharpest mind and the biggest heart, and his wonderful novels and stories will remain a testament to both.".We recommend registering or logging.The author, who created the Inspector Morse series of books, passed away peacefully at his home on the morning on 21 March, his publisher confirmed in a statement.Fellow crime writers paid tribute on Twitter.But then, Morse faces a greater, far more personal crisis.quot;You don't really know Morse until you've read him.Dexter himself made many cameo appearances.Maria Rejt, who was Colin's most recent editor at MacMillan, told the BBC that the author had "inspired all those who worked with him".