Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Bebe Moore Campbell Dies at 56

Novelist Bebe Moore Campbell died yesterday at age 56.


"Bebe Moore Campbell, whose many best sellers such as 'Brothers and Sisters' touched on America's ethnic and social divides, died Monday. She was 56. Campbell died at home in Los Angeles from complications due to brain cancer, said publicist Linda Wharton-Boyd. She was diagnosed with the disease in February.

'My wife was a phenomenal woman who did it her way,' husband Ellis Gordon Jr. said in a statement. 'She loved her family and her career as a writer.'

Her books, largely fiction and based on real-life stories, included the perspective of many ethnic groups."

Learn more about Bebe Moore Campbell's career and concerns from a statement issued by her publicist, Linda Wharton-Boyd, at AALBC.com.

Moore was a journalist as well as a novelist. National Public Radio: "She was known to many NPR listeners as a long-time commentator."

Her website: BebeMooreCampbell.com

Check out books by Bebe Moore Campbell from the Memphis Public Library & Information Center.

Thanks to Wendi Glenn, Raleigh Branch Library, for invaluable and speedy help with this post.

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