Toni Morrison tributes pour in from Oprah, the Clintons, Colin Kaepernick

Toni Morrison has died
“Beloved” author Toni Morrison has died at 88.
(Guillermo Arias / Associated Press)

Toni Morrison, the Nobel- and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer whose acclaimed titles included “The Bluest Eye,” “Beloved,” “Sula,” “Tar Baby” and a slew of children’s books, died Monday night at age 88.

As news of her death broke Tuesday, the literary giant and master of American letters was sorely missed as fans mourned the loss of her voice and celebrated her effect on American culture.

Politicians and authors, celebrities, social justice groups and casual readers shared quotes from the scribe, whose remarkable accomplishments included publishing her first book at age 39. Some described her as a “shining example to black women everywhere” and her death as “a devastating loss to the world of words.”

Former President Barack Obama crafted a powerful tribute to late author Toni Morrison, whom he honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012.

Aug. 6, 2019

Here’s what fans and followers had to say on social media: