It is with great sadness that we share the news that best selling novelist, Eric Jerome Dickey has died. As reported by Newsweek, Dickey had been battling a long illness and succumbed on Sunday January 3, 2021.
Dickey wrote over 29 novels during the course of his life, such as “Milk in My Coffee,” “Cheaters, Chasing Destiny,” “Liar’s Game,” “Between Lovers,” and “Thieves’ Paradise.” His most recent work was a six-issue miniseries of graphic novels for Marvel featuring Storm and the Black Panther. Over 7 million copies of his books have been published worldwide, including in French, Polish, and Japanese.
Here are some loving tributes from his fans on social media.
“I am truly heartbroken…”
“He took my mind on a voyage…”
“An inspiration to many Black writers…”
“Changed the trajectory of my life…”
“Still reeling from the news…”
“Made me want to become a writer…”
“Forever sealed a love of words in my heart…”
“He inspired me to write…”
“I will always be thankful to him…”
“A staple in my household…”
We send condolences and prayers to his family at this difficult time. And we send our love and appreciation to his spirit wherever he goes. He gave so much to so many. To be able to write, inspire, be kind, and be committed all at the same time, is quite a feat. Eric Jerome Dickey, was certainly one of a kind. Rest In All Power, fam.