James T. Whitehead

 

 

Age: 67

 

Summary: novelist and poet whose 1971 novel Joiner, about life in segregated Mississippi, received critical acclaim, and who also published four books of poetry.

 

 

Cause of Death: Ruptured aortic aneurysm

 

Born: March 15, 1936

 

Died: August 15, 2003

 

Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas