A well-known Montreal journalist in the black community has passed away
The journalist and editor of the newspaper Montreal Community Contact, Egbert Gaye, died at the age of 67, several English-language media report. According to The Montreal Gazettehe died of a heart attack on Sunday evening.
Egbert Gaye was well known in Montreal for his involvement in black communities. In addition to being a regular contributor to CJAD radio and The Montreal Gazette newspaper, he was until his death the editor-in-chief of the newspaper he founded for more than 30 years. previously. Montreal Community Contact is a newspaper devoted to the English-speaking black and Caribbean populations of Montreal. According to CTV News, Gaye even delivered the paper twice a month with his son.
The editor has also enabled many young people from black communities to get into journalism by offering them their first job opportunity.
The Mayor of Montreal, Valérie Plante, paid tribute to him on Twitter. “Thank you for being the voice of black communities in Montreal for years,” she wrote.
— Valérie Plante (@Val_Plante) June 5, 2023
City councilor in Côte-des-Neiges –Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Sonny Moroz also highlighted the contribution of Egbert Gaye to the promotion of diversity, inclusivity and social change. He wanted to offer his condolences to the loved ones of the deceased.
🙏 Our thoughts and deepest condolences go out to Egbert's family, friends, and the entire Montreal community during this difficult time. May his spirit of compassion and his unwavering dedication to justice live on, inspiring us all to make a difference.
Rest in power, Egbert.
— Sonny Moroz (@SonnyMtl) June 5, 2023