LARRY KRAMER, PIVOTAL AIDS ACTIVIST, HAS DIED

After a lifelong fight that changed the national health policy surrounding AIDS and HIV, Larry Kramer died today according to a New York Times report. Kramer, who is an award-winning writer, died from pneumonia according to his husband David Webster. The two married in 2013. Kramer, who helped to found Gay Men’s Health Crisis and ACT UP, was…

REST IN PEACE TONI MORRISON

Toni Morrison, the Nobel laureate, has died aged 88. She was the first black woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993. Publisher Alfred A. Knopf confirmed Morrison died Monday night at Montefiore Medical Center in New York. In a statement the author’s family said: “Toni Morrison passed away peacefully last night surrounded by…

REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND

Live as though you were on the verge of death, because you are. Don’t waste a moment of life trying to make other things happen; appreciate the moments you are given. 

REST IN PEACE MAYA ANGELOU

WINSTON-SALEM — Maya Angelou, writer of the classic autobiography “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” has died. She was 86. Her death comes days after canceling her appearance at the Major League Baseball Beacon Awards luncheon, where she was to be honored. We’re told she was found unresponsive inside her Winston-Salem home. Angelou was…

REST IN PEACE PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN

NEW YORK (AP) — The family of Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman says his death is “a tragic and sudden loss.” The 46-year-old actor was found dead Sunday in his New York City apartment. “We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Phil and appreciate the outpouring of love and support we have received…