News Nora Ephron Dead at 71 By Raphael Chestang 5:24 PM PDT, June 26, 2012 Getty Images Nora Ephron, perhaps best known for penning the films When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle has reportedly died. She was 71. RELATED: Stars Who Have Passed Away According to the Washington Post, the three-time Oscar nominee passed away from the blood disorder myelodysplasia. She was reportedly diagnosed with the disease six years ago.Ephron's publisher, Nicholas Latimer of Alfred A. Knopf confirmed that the writer was in grave condition on Tuesday, speaking with The Associated Press. VIDEO: Nora Ephron on the Set of Julie & JuliaSeveral stars have tweeted their respects following the news including fellow scribe Nia Vardalos who wrote: "Nora Ephron you helped all writer-girls know to just tell the truth."Ephron is survived by her two sons Jacob and Max Bernstein.