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Breaking News…Toni Morrison Internationall Acclaimed Author has passed away…this is coming in from her publisher that annonced her death.

She Passed away at the Montefiore Medical center in New York at the age of 88.

Morrison’s first novel was published in 1970.  In 1993, Morrison was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, making her the first African-American woman to win a Nobel Prize for Literature.  In 2012, former President Obama presented Morrison with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest award for a civilian in the United States.

In a statement through her publisher, Morrison’s family said she was a devoted mother, grandmother and aunt “who reveled in being with her family and friends.”  Her family said Morrison was most at home when she was writing and were grateful she had a long, well lived life.

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