VIA NEW YORK TIMES:
The author E. Lynn Harris, below, died of heart disease complicated by a hardening of the arteries and high blood pressure, the Los Angeles County coroner’s office told The Associated Press. Mr. Harris, the author of several best-selling novels about black men with conflicted sexual identities, died on July 23 in Los Angeles while on a tour to promote his latest book, “Basketball Jones” (Doubleday). At that time Laura Gilmore, a publicist for Mr. Harris, said that he fell ill on a train to Los Angeles but that he had seen a doctor and felt fine. Mr. Harris, who lived in Atlanta, was later found after having collapsed in his hotel room and could not be revived.