Black People : Renowned playwright has liver cancer

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  1. Akilah

    Akilah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson has been diagnosed with liver cancer and told a newspaper in his native Pittsburgh that he is dying.

    Wilson, 60, who lives in Seattle, was diagnosed with the ailment in June.

    "It's not like poker, you can't throw your hand in," Wilson told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in a story published Friday. "I've lived a blessed life. I'm ready."

    Wilson has recently been completing his 10-play cycle chronicling the black experience in 20th-century America -- one play for each decade.

    Two plays in the cycle, "Fences" and "The Piano Lesson," earned Pulitzer Prizes. The 10th play, "Radio Golf," is now running at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles.

    http://www.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/books/08/26/people.august.wilson.ap/index.html
     
  2. Nita

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    well,

    if he's ready I wish him well in this life and the afterlife as well.
     
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    Wow that's sad. At least he's in a good place mentally about his circumstance. That family has my sympathy.
     
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    Wow! Thanks for letting the family know about this.

    That was on time Akilah :grouphug:

    send light folks :teach: :angel1:
     
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    wow.....deep and in my prayers
     
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