Author Sam Greenlee dead at 83
Author Sam Greenlee, best known for his work, The Spook Who Sat by the Door, died at his home in Chicago on Monday.
He was 83.
Pemon Remi, a longtime mentee of Greenlee’s and Director of Educational Services and Public Programs at Chicago’s DuSable Museum, tells EBONY.com that the 83-year-old had been in and out of the hospital for the past two years.
A veteran, Greenlee published The Spook in 1969; the story of a CIA agent who uses his training to turn a Chicago street gang into a Black guerrilla army was made into a film in 1973.
Our condolences go out to Mr. Greenlee’s family at this time.
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