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Nobel prize-winning author Toni Morrison dies at 88
Nobel prize-winning author Toni Morrison dies at the age of 88. Fans and celebrities mourn the death of the American novelist.

Nobel prize-winning author Toni Morrison dies at 88. Fans and celebrities mourn the death of the American novelist.

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Toni Morrison passed away on Monday night at Montefiore Medical Center in New York. Her family and also her publisher Alfred A. Knopf confirmed the news of her death in a statement.

Family’s statement

The family’s statement read that the “extremely devoted mother, grandmother, and aunt” had “passed away peacefully last night surrounded by family and friends”.

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It further continued, “The consummate writer who treasured the written word, whether her own, her students or others, she read voraciously and was most at home when writing.”

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“Although her passing represents a tremendous loss, we are grateful she had a long, well-lived life. While we would like to thank everyone who knew and loved her, personally or through her work, for their support at this difficult time, we ask for privacy as we mourn this loss to our family,” they concluded.

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Award-winning author!

Morrison has received many accolades for her work in literature. She was the first black to win the Nobel Prize in literature in 1993. Furthermore, she also received the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1988.

Some of her famous works include Sula, The Bluest Eye, Beloved, Song of Solomon. In addition, he 88-year-old author was well renowned for her stories about African-American culture.

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Celebrities mourn Toni Morrison

Many celebrities mourned the death of Toni Morrison on social media.

Barack Obama shared a photo of him with Morrison and wrote, “Toni Morrison was a national treasure, as good a storyteller, as captivating, in person as she was on the page.”

“Her writing was a beautiful, meaningful challenge to our conscience and our moral imagination,” he continued. “What a gift to breathe the same air as her, if only for a while.”

Author Keith Boykin also expressed his loss on Twitter.

U.S. Representative, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez also Tweeted her appreciation for the American author. She wrote, “Toni Morrison will be remembered as one of the greatest thinkers and storytellers in our history.

“She gave us all so much, and her work continues to give throughout time. Thank you, Toni Morrison,” she concluded.

Rest in Peace!

Other celebrities who mourned on social media include Bernie Sanders, Tracee Ellis Ross, Shonda Rhimes, and also Gabrielle Union.

Rest in peace Toni Morrison!


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