rest in peace
Celebrated author, professor, critic, and feminist bell hooks died Wednesday at her home in Kentucky, the Lexington Herald-Leader confirms. She was 69.
According to a press release from her niece Ebony Motley, hooks had been ill, and died surrounded by friends and family.
Born Gloria Jean Watkins, hooks adopted her great-grandmother's name as her pen name, stylizing it in lowercase letters to emphasize the "substance of the books, not who I am," she said.