'Beloved' Author Toni Morrison Has Died at 88

'Beloved' Author Toni Morrison Has Died at 88
World-famous African American author Toni Morrison has passed away. The writer, whose work won her mass acclaim and the 1993 Novel laureate in literature, died on Monday (August 5) at the Montefiore Medical Center in New York.

Over her decades long career, Morrison published novels like BelovedThe Bluest EyeSulaSong of SolomonTar BabyJazzParadiseGold Help the ChildHomeA Mercy and Love.

"Morrison's novels were celebrated and embraced by booksellers, critics, educators, readers, and librarians," Penguin Random House publisher Alfred A. Knopf said in a statement. "Her work also ignited controversy, notably in school districts that tried to ban her books. Few American writers won more awards for their books and writing.

Thanks to her in-depth and relatable portrayals of African-American women, Morrison inspired generations of people. Read some of their memorials for the writer below.

The author was also featured in the recent documentary Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am.