Passing of an Ethiopianist
Marcus, a long time scholar of Africa and author of the highly
acclaimed “A History of Ethiopia”, died at the age
of 67 on January 16, 2003. According to a statement released by
David Wiley, Director of the African Studies Center at Michigan
State University, the Professor died of “faulty heart valve”.
“Harold was an important bulwark in our Arts and Letters
faculty for most of the life of the Center, and he had an immense
reputation in African history of Ethiopia and of Northeast Africa…”
said the statement. “He leaves a legacy of many Africanist
historians from his long career and many works on Ethiopia and
Haile Selassie.” His wife, Cressida Marcus, and his 13-year-old
daughter, Emma, survive him.
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