Terry Glover, the managing editor of Ebony Magazine, died at age 57 on Dec. 24. The magazine announced the editor's passing on their website on Monday, calling her an integral member of the staff and irreplaceable talent.
"Terry was the heart and soul of the EBONY team," said editor-in-chief, Amy DuBois Barnett, in a statement. "She was one of the best editors I've ever worked with, and had a lovely kind demeanor and a fabulous sense of humor. The EBONY team will feel her absence every single day."
"Terry is completely irreplaceable," DuBois Barnett told the Chicago Tribune. "We will find someone to fill in her editorial functions, but in terms of the glue she was for our team, that's not replaceable. We really feel her absence every single day. All of us at Ebony loved her."
The Chicago resident died in her home of colon cancer. Her husband, Kendall Glover, told the Chicago Tribune how the two met and how difficult it was losing his wife during the holiday.
"We had the same level of understanding not only locally but on a world level," he said. "She was bubbly and fresh. We united and built a family."
Glover was formerly the managing editor at Savoy magazine, and the Chicago editor at Uptown magazine, she joined Ebony as senior editor for the website in 2006 and was named managing editor in 2009.
Linda Johnson Rice, chairman and CEO of Johnson Publishing, added that Glover will be surely missed from the company as a whole.
“Terry touched many with her warm spirit and glowing smile during her six years with Johnson Publishing," Johnson said in a statement. "Her contributions to EBONY were innumerable and her passion shone through in everything she did. Terry will be greatly missed.”