From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (here):
Atlanta author E. Lynn Harris died Friday at age 54 during a west coast book tour.
In a statement to the AJC, Alison Rich, Doubleday executive director of publicity said:”We at Doubleday are deeply shocked and saddened to learn of E. Lynn Harris’ death at too young an age. His pioneering novels and powerful memoir about the black gay experience touched and inspired millions of lives, and he was a gifted storyteller whose books brought delight and encouragement to readers everywhere. Lynn was a warm and generous person, beloved by friends, fans, and booksellers alike, and we mourn his passing.”
A cause of death was not immediately known. Further inquiries were directed to the Los Angeles coroner’s office.