Black Gay Author Terrance Dean Found Dead at Home 💉

Dr. Terrance Dean, a Denison University professor and editorial board member for The Columbus Dispatch, passed away this week. He was 53.

Denison officials said Dean had recently felt unwell and briefly spent time at a local hospital. Columbus police performed a wellness check Thursday and found him dead at his downtown home.

Dean authored books including Reclaim Your Power! A 30-Day Guide to Hope, Healing and Inspiration for Men of Color (2003), Straight From Your Gay Best Friend – The Straight Up Truth About Relationships, Love, and Having A Fabulous Life (2010), Visible Lives: Three Stories in Tribute to E. Lynn Harris, (2010). In 2011, he made his fiction debut with the novel MOGUL.

In addition to writing, Dean worked in the entertainment industry for over 15 years with industry professionals including Spike Lee, Rob Reiner, Keenan Ivory Wayans, and Anjelica Huston. He worked with television and film production companies such as B.E.T., Savoy Television, Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros, and Sony Pictures. Dean also worked with MTV Networks for several years helping to produce live award shows and events including the MTV Video Music Awards and Hip Hop Honors.

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RIP Terrance Dean (September 8, 1968 – August 11, 2022)