Who was Valerie Boyd and what was her cause of death?: We are saddened to bring saddening news to your notice that popular Journalist and academic,  Valerie Boyd is no more between us. Her unfortunate passing at the age of 59 years broke the hearts of her thousand of fan following. She was confirmed to be dead on February 12, 2022. Best remembered for her biography of Zora Neale Hurston Wrapped in Rainbows: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston. Her contribution to the field of journalism can’t be forgotten. Our team extends the deepest condolence over her passing and prays for her family members. Keep reading to learn more. 

Who was Valerie Boyd?

Valerie Boyd was a popular writer, journalist, and academic. She was born December 11, 1963, on December 11, 1963, in Atlanta, GA, United States. To date, she is best known for her biography of Zora Neale Hurston Wrapped in Rainbows. She was Associate Professor  Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. She taught there the subjects nonfiction writing, as well as arts and literary journalism.

Apart from this Boyd was a senior editor at the University of Georgia Press. She had a long experience of working in the journalism sector. Started from copy editor in 1985 to founding EightRock, and co-founding HealthQuest. She achieves name and fame in the industry on the basis of her hard work and dedication. “Devastated over the passing of my friend, colleague, and scholar par excellence, Valerie Boyd, the Charlayne Hunter-Gault Professor of Journalism at UGA ‘s Grady College of Journalism. May she be forever with us as she dwells in the land of the Ancestors. Long Live!”

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Boyd was awarded the Georgia Author of the Year Award for her work in nonfiction. As per some sources, she was editor of the upcoming novel of popular novelist Alice Walker. You can find her on Facebook and other social media platform. 

Valerie Boyd Death

The tragic news of Valerie Boyd Death was broke out in the public domain on  February 12, 2022. At the time of her passing, she was around 59 years old. Following the death of the great writer and teachers, social media flooded with mourning and tributes messages. The circumstances around her death remain a crucial question. There is no official report or anything from the family members related to her cause of death. Our team is working hard to collect further information on her demise. And will make sure to update you as early as possible. 


As of now, we can’t confirm valerie boyd obituary as the family has not shared anything. We will keep you updated with our latest findings on the same. Her sudden demise left her colleague, friends, and followers numb and bereft. No one can forget her contribution to the field of nonfiction writing. Rest well, Boyd. 


Veta Goler said mourning her friend’s passing “I am sad to say that Valerie Boyd, my best friend in the world, passed away last night. She was my soul mate, and I’m thankful for the 30 years I knew her—as a friend, a partner, and a friend again. I know she’s free of the constraints of her body now. And I’m hoping she’s looking back at all she accomplished, experienced, and gave in this lifetime. It was A LOT. I miss her already and will love her forever.”

Another wrote “I am stunned and heartbroken that my beautiful friend Valerie Boyd has gone to the ancestors. I will miss our chats, cooking sessions over Zoom, your wisdom and humor. I’m especially sad to know that you won’t get to see the publication of your much anticipated next book on the diaries of Alice Walker.”

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