American author, professor, feminist, and social activist, bell hooks, has died at the age of 69, her family has confirmed.
She died on Wednesday at her home in Kentucky "surrounded by her family and friends", according to a statement.
Her niece Ebony Motley tweeted: “The family of @bellhooks is sad to announce the passing of our sister, aunt, great aunt, and great great aunt.”
She also attached a statement, which said that “the family of Gloria Jean Watkins is deeply saddened at the passing of our beloved sister on December 15, 2021. The family honored her request to transition at home with family and friends by her side.”
The author, professor, and activist was born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky in 1952, and published more than 30 books in her lifetime, covering topics in...