Bebe Moore Campbell was a nonfiction writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Essence among others. Campbell recently won the
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bebe Moore Campbell, whose many best sellers such as ”Brothers and Sisters” touched on America’s ethnic and social divides, died Monday. She was 56.

Campbell died at home in Los Angeles from complications due to brain cancer, said publicist Linda Wharton Boyd. She was diagnosed with the disease in February.

”My wife was a phenomenal woman who did it her way,” husband Ellis Gordon Jr. said in a statement. ”She loved her family and her career as a writer.
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