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Toni Morrison, author and Nobel Laureate, has died aged 88

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The late Toni Morrison poses after being awarded the Officer de la Legion d'Honneur, the Legion of Honour, France's highest award, during a ceremony at the Culture Ministry in Paris, France November 3, 2010.  REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer/File Photo

The late Toni Morrison poses after being awarded the Officer de la Legion d'Honneur, the Legion of Honour, France's highest award, during a ceremony at the Culture Ministry in Paris, France November 3, 2010. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer/File Photo

The late Toni Morrison poses after being awarded the Officer de la Legion d'Honneur, the Legion of Honour, France's highest award, during a ceremony at the Culture Ministry in Paris, France November 3, 2010. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer/File Photo

Barack Obama and Beyonce have led the tributes to US Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, who has died aged 88.

Former president Mr Obama took to social media to pay tribute to the author on behalf of himself and his wife, the former first lady Michelle Obama.


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