Emmanuella “Ella” Florence Turenne, an acclaimed Haitian playwright, academic, and activist, died of a heart attack induced by a blood clot on Dec. 25 in Palm Bay, FL.
Turenne was known as someone who never rested. Since five years of age, the 47-year-old developed her love of theater and so began a long career of creativity and expression.
Born July 5, 1974 in Manhattan, Turenne was regarded in the Haitian-American community as a tireless voice for social justice and freedom.
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