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Thursday, March 26, 2020

43-Year Old Black Entrepreneur Sadly Dies From Coronavirus

Marlowe Stoudamire, Black entrepreneur dies from Coronavirus

Nationwide — Marlowe Stoudamire, a well-known entrepreneur from Detroit, has reportedly died from complications related to coronavirus at the age of 43. His colleagues and people across the city are mourning the death of the transformational leader who was considered “a light to the city.”

The prominent consultant and entrepreneur was the first one to be publicly identified of the 24 persons in Michigan that died from the virus. He had no known underlying health condition or recent travel history, according to The Detroit News.

He died on March 24 at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, said Henry Ford Health System COO Bob Riney, speaking on behalf of Stoudamire’s family. Stoudamire is survived by his wife, Valencia, and two young children.

He is best known for serving as the project director of the award-winning Detroit 67 exhibit at the Detroit Historical Museum, a project that commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Detroit Uprising in 1967.

Stoudamire has also left behind a significant legacy in helping develop several strategic initiatives in Detroit City. He has worked with big companies and organizations such as JP Morgan Chase, Pepsi, National Hockey League, Wayne State University, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and Skillman Foundation.

Moreover, he served as project director of international business strategy at Henry Ford Health System. He also founded the integrated marketing and business strategies firm Roster Detroit and Butterfly Effect Detroit.

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