Julia Reed Death : Celebrated Author Dies After Battle With Cancer.
Julia Reed—writer, woman of letters, connoisseur, and tireless advocate for the renaissance of her native Mississippi Delta—died at the age of 59 on August 28, 2020, in Newport, Rhode Island, according to a statement posted online on Aug. 29, 2020 by Delta Democrat online
Who is Julia Reed ?
Julia Reed is a contributing editor at Vogue and Newsweek, where she writes the magazine’s Food and Drink column. She is author of Queen of the Turtle Derby and Other Southern Phenomena and The House on First Street, My New Orleans Story. Reed divides her time between New Orleans and New York City. According to her profile on Google Books,.
Cause of Death.
Julia Reed died after a long battle with cancer
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
Our hearts are heavy to report that G&G columnist Julia Reed passed away today from cancer. Her larger-than-life presence was only matched by her talents and tireless advocating for the Mississippi Delta. Here, @jmeacham shares a remembrance of his friend: https://t.co/z9wzD4QTvA pic.twitter.com/VSUPo48ve7
— Garden & Gun (@gardenandgun) August 29, 2020
— Jon Meacham (@jmeacham) August 29, 2020
My heart is heavy tonight at news of the passing of #JuliaReed, a Newsweek colleague from back in the day, a dear friend of 40 years—a superb writer, observer, hostess, raconteur, gourmet, gardener, preservationist, bon vivant and wry, smoky voice of the best of the South. pic.twitter.com/V8nQn7YTIg
— howardfineman (@howardfineman) August 29, 2020
An incredible obituary of an American original, Julia Reed. A brilliant @jmeacham piece on Julia’s life story, ending far too soon. May she keep watch over us all, with a cold cocktail and biting commentary to sustain us all. RIP. https://t.co/d73NCAPqHT
— Jeff Zeleny (@jeffzeleny) August 29, 2020
It’s with a heavy heart that I share some deeply sad news! Julia Reed finally lost her battle to cancer and to say she will be missed is truly an understatement. Carolyn & I are praying for Clarke & Judy tonight, please join us. 🙏🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/6e1jJM27yZ
— Hayes Dent (@HayesDent1) August 29, 2020
Degas Gallery wrote
Sad to learn early this morning of the passing of writer and aesthete Julia Reed. Having read her many articles in Vogue I was amazed to meet Julia in my early 20s when she walked into Peter Patout’s antique store.
Julia lived nearby and she often visited and helped to arrange the antiques in the front windows into appealing and hilarious vignettes. She was very funny and larger than life to me then, and her parties were gorgeous. Here’s to a life well lived and very voluminous bookshelves! @degasgallery @peter.patout @juliaevansreed @ogdenmuseum .