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Sad news for Oprah Winfrey and half-sister Patricia Amanda Faye Lee, as People confirms that their mother, Vernita Lee, died at her home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, at age 83 on Thanksgiving Day. No details on her cause of death have been given at this time.

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CLUTCH - Trinidadian writer Rosa Guy, who was best known for her unflinching young adult fiction, has died in Manhattan after a battle with cancer. She was 89.

The post Rosa Guy dead at 89: Author of fifteen novels focusing on black female experience appeared first on theGrio.

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