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bell hooks — the beloved poet, author, feminist and professor — has died, announced Berea College, the university at which she taught, on Wednesday. She was 69.

“Berea College is deeply saddened about the death of bell hooks, Distinguished Professor in Residence in Appalachian Studies, prodigious author, public intellectual and one of the country’s foremost feminist scholars,” the college wrote.

hooks passed away in her home after an “extended illness,” according to Berea College.

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