Eric Jerome Dickey, best-selling author, dies at 59
Eric Jerome Dickey, a best-selling author known for his works on modern Black life, died Sunday "after battling a long illness," his publicist confirmed to CBS News. "It is with great sadness that we confirm that beloved New York Times best-selling author Eric Jerome Dickey passed away on Sunday, January 3," his publicist said in a statement. Author Eric Jerome Dickey in Chicago in 2002. His publisher, Dutton, issued a statement on his passing: "Eric Jerome Dickeyloved being a writer and all that it encompassed. Author Roxane Gay tweeted, "I am truly saddened to hear about the passing of Eric Jerome Dickey.cbsnews.com
Eric Jerome Dickey, bestselling novelist, dead at 59
This undated image released by Joseph Jones shows author Eric Jerome Dickey in Antigua. Dickey, the bestselling novelist who blended crime, romance and eroticism in "Sister, Sister," "Waking With Enemies" and dozens of other stories about contemporary Black life, has died at age 59. (Joseph Jones via AP)NEW YORK – Eric Jerome Dickey, the bestselling novelist who blended crime, romance and eroticism in “Sister, Sister,” “Waking With Enemies” and dozens of other stories about contemporary Black life, has died at age 59. Dickey's publicist at Penguin Random House, Emily Canders, told The Associated Press that the author died of cancer Sunday in Los Angeles. “I am truly saddened to hear about the passing of Eric Jerome Dickey,” author Roxane Gay tweeted Tuesday.