Rachel Held Evans, a New York Times best-selling author and popular Christian writer, died suddenly died Saturday morning. She was 37.
Her husband, Dan Evans, confirmed her death by posting a blog on her website. The cause of death is not available, however, she was briefly ill before passing away.
Dan wrote, "This entire experience is surreal. I keep hoping it’s a nightmare from which I’ll awake. I feel like I’m telling someone else’s story."
I cannot express how much the support means to me and our kids. To everyone who has prayed, called, texted, driven, flown, given of themselves physically and financially to help ease this burden: Thank you. We are privileged. Rachel’s presence in this world was a gift to us all and her work will long survive her.
The Dayton Tennessee native writer was best known for her progressive Christian voice.
Rachel was known for best-selling books, including A Year of Biblical Womanhood, Faith Unraveled, Inspired and Searching for Sunday.
Fans and fellow writers took to social media sites to pay tribute, and share grief and support for her family.
Here're the tribute posts, check them out.
It it with a broken heart I post this: my sweet friend Rachel died this morning. I will forever be grateful for her friendship and work and love. Thank you for your prayers. https://t.co/AWjOQu9xyz— Nadia Bolz-Weber (SHAMELESS af) (@Sarcasticluther) May 4, 2019
. @rachelheldevans leaves behind a husband and two small children, one 3 and one less than one year old. As many as can, let’s please help this grieving young family with the overwhelming medical bills:https://t.co/LZnq7Z3j0p— Russell Moore (@drmoore) May 4, 2019
Sobbing over @rachelheldevans’ death. My heart is broken for Dan and the children and for all of you who loved her so so much. I will spend the time I’ve been daily praying for her praying for all of you.— Beth Moore (@BethMooreLPM) May 4, 2019
Funeral and memorial services for the late Christian writer will be announce in the coming days. Rest in Peace Rachel Held Evans!
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