Canadian poet-author Lee Maracle has died at the age of 71.
Lee Maracle was a luminary in the literary field. She was a poet, novelist, scriptwriter, and advocate of the Indigenous community.
She was the first Indigenous child who was allowed to attend a regular state school in North Vancouver. A member of the Sto: lo Nation, she is one of the most prolific Indigenous writers.
Her work powerfully depicts her distaste for white cultural domination. Her first book is an autobiographical novel, Bobbi Lee: Indian Rebel.
It was the first Indigenous work published in Canada. Her notable non-fiction work includes Orator: Coming to Theory, My Conversations with Canadians, and more.
Similarly, Bent Box and Talking to the Diaspora are some of her popular poetry books. Her most recent poetry was published in 2019.
Rest in power, Lee Maracle. You were one of the few but powerful Native communists and feminists of the Red Power Movement. You live on through our work, as an ancestor, comrade, and relative. ❤️✊🏽 pic.twitter.com/jvHMPDGspy
— Nick Estes (@nickwestes) November 11, 2021
Obituary: Poet Lee Maracle Death Age 71
Legendary poet and author Lee Maracle has died aged 71. She passed away on November 11, 2021.
She died of compaction from cardiac arrest. On November 9, 2021, her family friend Gabriel George took to Twitter to announce that Maracle was admitted to the hospital.
Prayers for my dear relation @MaracleLee her late father and my late father were brothers. She is in the hospital and not doing well according to her children. She had cardiac arrest and her organs have shut down. She is true Warrior 🖤❤️
— Gabriel George (@edgegeo) November 9, 2021
She suffered a sudden cardiac arrest and her organs had also shut down. George described her as a true warrior and requested her well-wishers to pray for the late poet.
Born on 2nd July 1950, she has inspired millions of people around the world. Her loyal readers and fans posted heartfelt obituaries for her on social media following the news of her death.
Who Is Lee Maracle Husband? Family & Children
Any information regarding Lee Maracle’s husband is unavailable at the time of publication but she has four children.
Her children are probably all adults right now.
Maracle’s maiden family included her Metis mother and Salish father. She grew up with her family in a poor neighborhood in North Vancouver.
She dropped out of school as she felt distanced from her Indigenous culture and could not mix with the Canadian culture.
She traveled and worked as a stand-up comedian before returning to Vancouver to study at Simon Fraser University.
What Is Lee Maracle Net Worth?
The verified net worth of Lee Maracle is under review.
She was a renowned writer, poet, and author with hundreds of books to her credit. So, she may have collected a net worth of at least a few million dollars.