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Acclaimed author Toni Morrison dies at 88

Acclaimed author and Nobel prize winner, Toni Morrison, passed away Monday night at the age of 88.

According to Morrison’s publisher, she passed away at a New York hospital from an unknown illness. Morrison’s career spanned six decades and in 1993, she was the first black woman to win a Nobel prize. She was also awarded the Pulitzer prize and was previously an editor at Random House.

Some of her most notable work include "Beloved," "Song of Solomon," and "The Bluest Eye."

Morrison was awarded the Presidential Media of Freedom by Barack Obama in 2012. It’s the highest civilian honor in the United States.

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