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Author Eric Jerome Dickey passes away

Author Eric Jerome Dickey passes away
Eric Jerome Dickey. (GP)


Essence Magazine on Tuesday announced the passing of author Eric Jerome Dickey.

A short article posted on the magazine’s Facebook page said: “Essence is saddened to report the passing of famed author, Eric Jerome Dickey. Dickey was an ESSENCE and New York Times best-selling author best known for his novels about contemporary African-American life. His novels Friends and Lovers and Cheaters went on to become successful touring stage plays. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.” (