Gloria Naylor the women who wrote the book turned movie The Women of Brewster’s Place has passed away from a heart attack at the age of 66.
Her sister Bernice Naylor confirmed to Ebony.com:
According to Harrison, Naylor had been sick for some time and had a weak heart, but her family was not aware of the extent of her illness. Naylor suffered a coronary last Wednesday morning, but medical officials were unable to revive her.
“She was a wonderful person, very generous, kind, and thoughtful,” Harrison said via phone on Monday. “And she will be greatly be missed.”
Naylor, who was a novelist and artist, is best known for her award-winning book The Women of Brewster Place. Published in 1982, the novel went on earn Naylor the National Book Award the following year. In 1989, it was adapted for the screen and made into a miniseries by Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Productions.
The cast of the throwback women of Brewster’s place..
Gloria was residing in the Virgin Islands, where she will be cremated tomorrow. Rest in Power.