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    Default Erica Kennedy, Author of "Feminista" & "Bling", Found Dead

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    Erica Kennedy, an author and blogger best known for popular novels Feminista and Bling, has died, according to various reports. The Root has confirmed through sources that she has died, but no further details on the circumstances are available yet.

    A former fashion publicist, Kennedy started her writing career as a special correspondent for the New York Daily News. She went on to write about fashion and entertainment for magazines such as Vibe, In Style, Paper and Elle UK, according to her website.

    In 2004 she published a satire on the high stakes world of hip-hop with her debut novel Bling, which went on to become a New York Times best-seller. Five years later she released her second novel, Feminista, a story about smart, modern women.

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    Her cousin on Twitter confirmed her death. She was found in her apartment two days ago. Interestingly, no other news reports have been made as of this evening.

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    I saw this last night and have also been surprised that there is no additional news. But I think it may have been suicide (this is my opinion, I have not facts) based on her history of mental illness and the fact that it is being kept fairly quiet.

    Sad.

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    Yes, I got on facebook that it was suicide. Very sad.

    There is a thread about a member here too. So young, beautiful and gifted.

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    I saw on Twitter that Erica's family is planning to release a statement at some point this week regarding Erica's death.

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    That is so sad. I didn't realize she was battling personal demons so heavily. R.I.P. Erica

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    O my goodness... I didn't hear anything about this. Sad.
    The decisions you make in life can be detrimental if not chosen correctly.
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    Patience is key !

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