Terry Glover, who joined Ebony in 2006 as the website’s editor and became managing editor in 2009, died on Christmas Eve at the age of 57. According to The Chicago Tribune, the cause of death was colon cancer. She had been battling the disease for two years.
“Terry was the heart and soul of the Ebony team,” Fishbowl NY quotes a statement from the magazine’s editor-in-chief Amy DuBois Barnett.
Glover had previously worked for a number of magazines including Savoy, Uptown, and Playboy.com. As a young woman, after getting a Master’s degree from Roosevelt University, she traveled across Europe as a filmmaker making a movie about black culture in Europe. She’s remembered by friends as an advocate for the arts.
Barnett says there will be a memorial for Glover in the next issue. Her family says there will be a memorial service next month. Terry Glover is survived by a husband and two daughters.