This is not going to be a real obituary, since I can't do a serious one justice, but I just read news that Echo Brown passed away.
Her full name was Echo Unique Ladadrian Brown and she had a breakout show called "Black Virgins Are Not For White Hipsters" and she wrote two YA novels. I just saw a notice in the Times, so I'm going to just refer you there. I haven't read her books and am going to today. She was very beautiful and talented and 39 years old.