Jul 30, 2009

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A coroner's official says heart disease, complicated by high blood pressure and a hardening of the arteries, is what killed author E. Lynn Harris last week.

County coroner Craig Harvey said Wednesday that the 54-year-old died of natural causes. Harris died July 23 while visiting Los Angeles to promote his latest book.

Harris lived in Atlanta and was considered a pioneer of gay black fiction, enjoying unprecedented success in the genre. He wrote 11 novels, and ten of them became New York Times best-sellers.

More than four million of his books are in print. (Source)

1 comment:

  1. I think it's very telling that this 54 year old wealthy black man dies of coronary artery disease. We need to talk better care of ourselves as a community because we are dying younger and faster. We seem to care less about it and refuse to talk about it.