Friday, July 24, 2009

Dead: Author Lynn E. Harris

A pioneer of gay black fiction and a literary entrepreneur who rose from self-publishing to best-selling status, has died, his publicist has said. He was 54.

Publicist Laura Gilmore said Harris died Thursday night after being stricken at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills, and a cause of death had not been determined. She said Harris, who lived in Atlanta, fell ill on a train to Los Angeles a few days ago and blacked out for a few minutes, but seemed fine after that.

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