Writer Roxane Gay announced on social media yesterday (Sunday, 25 July) that her brother, Joel Gay, had died. Following the news, some are now curious to know more about Roxane Gay’s brother and their family.
Writer announces brother’s death on Instagram
In a post to her 287,000 followers, she wrote: “My brother Joel died last Sunday. He is a beloved father, husband, son, brother, and friend.
“If you knew him and would like to attend his funeral and a celebration of his life, email me for the info. We are shattered.”
Who is Roxane Gay’s brother, Joel Gay?
Joel and Roxane Gay’s family explored
At the time, he spoke of the opportunities he and his siblings were given as children. He explained: “I am as intellectually curious as anyone that I know frankly as my sister as my little brother. My parents introduced us to the widest spectrum of literature and theory at a very young age.”
In 2017 the family appeared alongside each other on a People Entertainment Network special as their parents opened up on raising their three children while Joel and Roxane reflected on their childhood.