Recent Posts

Saturday, July 25, 2009

RIP E. Lynn Harris, Author

E. Lynn Harris, whose novels about successful and glamorous black men with sexual identity conflicts (and the women and men who love them) made him one of the nation’s most popular writers, died in Los Angeles on Thursday. He was 54 and lived in Atlanta.

A spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County coroner said the cause of death had not yet been determined.

Mr. Harris fell briefly ill earlier in the week on a train to Los Angeles, said Laura Gilmore, a publicist for Mr. Harris, but he had seen a doctor and everything seemed fine. She said she had spoken to him by phone at his hotel Thursday evening and had no inkling of a problem. He died shortly thereafter.

“A doctor was called and couldn’t revive him,” Ms. Gilmore said.

link: E. Lynn Harris, Who Wrote of Gay Black Men’s Lives, Dies at 54 - Obituary (Obit) -


Post a Comment