Fans pay tribute to Nobel Laureate, Toni Morrison, who died at age 88

Fans pay tribute to Nobel Laureate, Toni Morrison, who died at age 88

It is a common saying that we only live once, but some individuals live many times through the lives they have touched with their works.

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Renowned author and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Toni Morrison, had died on 5 August 2019, to the sorrow of many people around the world.

According to reports from BBC, her family disclosed that she passed on after a brief illness and that even though her death is a tremendous loss, she had lived well.

Toni Morrison was an American novelist, essayist, editor, teacher and professor emeritus at Princeton University.

Toni Morrison: Fans share condolence messages as Nobel Laureate passes on at 88

Portrait of American author Toni Morrison smiling and sitting at her desk at home, 1980s. (Photo by Bernard Gotfryd/Getty Images)
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Toni Morrison won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1993 and she had published 11 novels before her passing. Her first novel, The Bluest Eye, was published in 1970.

One of her popular novels, Beloved, told the story of a runaway female slave and was made into a film starring Oprah Winfrey in 1998.

Since the renowned author’s death, a number of fans have taken to social media to celebrate her as they shared condolence messages.

See some comments below:

RIP Toni Morrison.

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Just recently, Briefly.co.za reported that Google honoured late Nigerian author, Buchi Emecheta, with a doodle on her 75th posthumous birthday.

The talented novelist authored over 20 books as well as plays. Some of her works include The Bride Price, The Joys of Motherhood, Second Class Citizen, and The Slave Girl, to name a few.

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