Randall Kenan Death – Dead – Obituary : UNC Professor Passed Away.

By John Chekwas | August 29, 2020

Randall Kenan Death – Dead – Obituary : UNC Professor Passed Away.

Randall Kenan, a professor at UNC, has died.

“He was one of the leading lights at Carolina. He was a Tar Heel alumnus, a native North Carolinian who loved writing about his roots, beloved by his students, a mentor to younger writers and a master craftsman and storyteller. We will miss him greatly,” according to Terry Rhodes, Dean of UNC’s College of Arts & Sciences, according to a statement posted online on Aug. 29, 2020 by WRAL.

Cause of Death.

We have no information at the moment on of caused death . This post will be updated as soon as we have that information.

Tributes.

The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.

We are sad to share the news that Randall Kenan, professor of English, died at his home this week. The College joins the Creative Writing Program,

UNC English and Comparative Literature

and others in the Carolina community in mourning this great loss and extend condolences to his family.

Colleague Daniel Wallace says Kenan was “that rarest of people, blessed with a great mind and an even greater heart. His dedication to his art and to his profession came second only to his devotion to his family and to the friends he made and sustained over decades.”
We are mourning the immense loss of Randall Kenan, a beloved member of our community. Such a beautiful soul who inspired so many of us, he will be profoundly missed.
Randall Kenan was a friend and colleague who will be missed, terribly. Please join us in remembering a fine writer and generous member of our literary community.
Pete Magerko wrote 

Rest In Peace, Randall.
Many prayers and much love to the family and friends.

Patrcia Stanley wrote 
I’m sad to hear of this passing. May he rest in peace and his loved ones find comfort in their memories of him.

Barbara Brazeal Collins wrote 
So many losses the past few days. Prayers for friends and family.

Elizabeth Abernathy wrote 
I enjoyed his beautiful and insightful writings – especially this one about Topsail Island.

Scott Decker wrote 
And the losses keep coming. So much to mourn, and yet, so much to be thankful and celebrate!

Natalia Thrash wrote 
Randall Kenan was a remarkable man and a gifted writer. I read everything he wrote. What a terrible loss.

Jane Britton wrote 
Stop! All these bright lights extinguished all too soon..Boseman, Reed, and now Kenan.

Donnell McLawhorn wrote 
So sorry for ya’lls loss another fine writer.I love G and G magazine

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