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Oprah Winfrey Pays Tribute to Late Friend Toni Morrison

Oprah Winfrey has released a statement following the death of her longtime friend, author Toni Morrison.

The former talk show host starred in the film adaptation of Toni‘s book Beloved and she frequently had the author as a guest on her show.

Toni‘s book “Song of Solomon” was also the second-ever selection for Oprah‘s book club back in October 1996.

“In the beginning was the Word. Toni Morrison took the word and turned it into a Song…of Solomon, of Sula, Beloved, Mercy, Paradise Love, and more. She was our conscience. Our seer. Our truth-teller,” Oprah wrote in an Instagram post. “She was a magician with language, who understood the Power of words. She used them to roil us, to wake us, to educate us and help us grapple with our deepest wounds and try to comprehend them.”

“It is exhilarating and life-enhancing every time I read and share her work. This pic was her first appearance on the Oprah Show. She was Empress-Supreme among writers. Long may her WORDS reign!” Oprah captioned the post.

You can see the photo that Oprah shared HERE.

Toni Morrison Dead - Nobel Prize Winner Dies at 88

Nobel Laureate and author Toni Morrison has sadly passed away at the age of 88.

While no details about her death are currently available, the Associated Press tweeted out the news, writing, “BREAKING: Nobel laureate Toni Morrison has died, a friend confirms.”

Toni Morrison is possibly best known for her book “Beloved,” published in 1987. The work earned her the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award in 1988. Throughout her career, she wrote 10 novels, 7 non-fiction works, 2 plays, and 3 children’s books.

She was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993.

Our thoughts are with Toni Morrison‘s loved ones during this time.

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