"Holy Blood and the Holy Grail" author dies at 64

Author Richard Leigh, best known as one of the co-authors of The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail, has died in London at the age of 64. The nonfiction work proposed that Jesus Christ fathered a child and that the bloodline continues.

Leigh and co-author Michael Baigent sued Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code, for copyright issues, but the claim was thrown out of court.