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Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison is dead

Toni Morrison, the first African American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, has died.

Okay.ng 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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