Marc Eugene Warren, a former arts and entertainment editor for the AFRO, died on Dec. 21 at the age of 56. The cause of death was a series of strokes.

Marc Eugene Warren (Courtesy Photo)

Warren was born in Baltimore, Md. on Dec. 18, 1960 to Marian Woodfork and Eugene Warren. He was raised in the Ashburton and Bolton Hill neighborhoods of Baltimore City. In 1976, he graduated from Baltimore City College High School and he would later go on to receive his Bachelors of Science Degree from Towson State University in 1993.

At the AFRO in the early 2000s, Marc served as Arts and Entertainment Editor where his primary focus was the production of the weekly “EW,” which stood for Every Wednesday, Magazine.

“We at the AFRO are deeply sadden to hear of the passing of Marc”, AFRO Publisher Jake Oliver stated.  “Marc was a gifted writer and reporter whose contributions to the pages of AFRO publications were widely followed and respected.”

Warren died at the Christiana Hospital in Newark, De. He leaves his partner of 22 years, Mark Diffenbaugh, his sisters Mary Warren, Brooke Batson and Brandi Wiggins; brothers-in-law Gregory Batson and Philander Wiggins, II; three nieces; five nephews and, his aunts, Adele Queen, Catherine Hampton and Helen Bland. He was preceded in death by his brother, David George Warren and stepmother, Brenda Warren.