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Celebrity tweets on Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison

Novelist, essayist, editor and teacher Toni Morrison died at the Montefiore Medical Center in The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States on the night of August 5, 2019. She was 88.

Morrison’s death was announced by her publisher Alfred A. Knopf. The cause was complications of pneumonia, the New York Times quoted a spokeswoman as saying.

Toni Morrison’s legacy

Morrison was born in Lorain, Ohio, USA on February 18, 1931. Her novels focus on black women but she did not identify them as feminist.

In 1987, Morrison released a novel titled “Beloved,” which won the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award in 1988. Starring Oprah Winfrey opposite Danny Glover, the film adaptation of the same name was released in 1998.

In 1993, Morrison was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. In 1996, she was selected by the National Endowment for the Humanities for the Jefferson Lecture and was honored with the National Book Foundation’s Medal of Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

In 2012, U.S. president Barack Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Morrison. The National Memorial for Peace and Justice includes her writing.

Celebrities honoring Toni Morrison on Twitter

Several politicians, actors, journalists, businessmen and authors took to Twitter to honor Morrison, who was also a professor emeritus at Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey, USA. Here are some of the tweets:

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