Legendary Canadian author Farley Mowat has passed away.
He was 92-years-old.
Mowat was born in Belleville, but raised in Saskatchewan, and known best for his stories about the Canadian wilderness.
He sold more than 17 million books in his career winning countless awards, including the Govenor General's Award in 1956 for the novel 'Lost in the Barrens'.
Close friend and Green Party leader Elizabeth May got emotional when talking about Mowat, who was her daughter's godfather.
"If you're so lucky to have a friend like Farley Mowat, you know they're irreplaceable," she told reporters. "It's not like somebody else like Farley Mowat is going to come along to be that kind of friend, that kind of mentor, that kind of, well, inspiration."
The prime minister released a statement, extending his "deepest condolences" to Mowat's family and friends.
“Mr. Mowat will be remembered as a passionate Canadian. His legacy will live on in the treasure of Canadian literature he leaves behind, which will remain a joy to both new and old fans around the world," prime minister Stephen Harper says.
Mowat was given a star on Canada's Walk of Fame in 2010, and was made an officer of the Order of Canada in 1981.