Eric Jerome dikkey passes away at 59

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    Eric Jerome dikkey, a New York Times best-selling author, has died at the age of 59. His publicist confirmed that dikkey died on Sunday, January 3 in Los Angeles “after battling a long illness.” Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no services. Throughout his prolific career, dikkey wrote 29 novels, many of which became cultural touchstones for African American contemporary life. Several of his works became New York Times best sellers, including Milk in My Coffee, Cheaters, Chasing Destiny, and Thieves’ Paradise.

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    Damn. Saw this earlier, but nothing was confirmed yet. RIP. I remember reading some of his books. My library used to have stickers on the books by African Americans and I would go for those only.
     
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    RIP

    Never read any of his books imma check some out.
     
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    wow. crazy. might not rock with his books, but he really kinda paved the way for urban lit.
     
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    Rest in Peace

    I might be confusing him with another writer but a few women I dated during a certain period were huge fans of his. Think I went with one of them to a book signing at Barnes & Noble.
     
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    My parents used to try and get me to read his books, but they always struck me as novels tailored to a certain demo in our community.

    :mjgrin:


    RIP to breh.
     
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    :mjcry:Dang...wife going to be hurt when she finds out. The only author that got her into reading.

    RIP
     
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    I owned a few of his books YEARS ago.

    Milk in My Coffee blew my mind at the end, when you realize she was biracial the whole time.

    Sad ish.

    I wonder how the author of "The coldest Winter Ever" is doing these days?

    Another book you could expect to see on every young woman's bookshelf.
     
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    should've been Quann Millz :wow:
     
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    Damn R.I.P. I read a couple of his books in high school.

    Shoutouts to Sista Souljah, Omar Tyree and Zane they held it down for Urban Literature in the 90s and 2000s.
     
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    RIP, I'm currently reading one of his books.
     
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    And 59 is too young...first week of 2021...
     
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    I read his shyt HEAVY in college.

    That's crazy. He's young as hell.
     
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    Broke my heart when I found out this afternoon. One of my fave writers of all time.

    He is an ICON and legend in publishing, especially Black/AA.
     

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