Posted: Sunday, December 20, 2020. 9:29 am CST.
By BBN Staff: Renowned Belizean author Zee Edgell, known for several great literary works including the book Beka Lamb, died this morning at the age of 80.
Edgell died at her home in St. Louis Missouri. She had been battling cancer.
Edgell used her writing to make her mark on Belize and the world and received an MBE from Queen Elizabeth II, for her services to literature and the community back in 2007. She was also awarded an honorary doctorate in literature from the University of the West Indies at Cave Hill, Barbados in 2009.
Among Mrs. Edgell’s many services to Belize was her founding of the “The Reporter” newspaper in 1967.
Breaking Belize News expresses is condolences to the family and friends of the late Zee Edgell.
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