Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison is dead

Toni Morrison, the first African American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, has died. learnt that she died at aged 88 following a brief illness her family confirmed in a statement on Tuesday.

The statement read: “It is with profound sadness we share that, following a short illness, our adored mother and grandmother, Toni Morrison, passed away peacefully last night surrounded by family and friends.

“Although her passing represents a tremendous loss, we are grateful she had a long, well-lived life,” the statement added, describing her as “the consummate writer who treasured the written word.”

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