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I am very sorry to announce that Lee LaForge, the manager of Book World, in Marquette, passed away yesterday. I don’t know the details, only that it is all over Facebook this morning. He was just short of turning 45. He was a great supporter of local authors. In fact, he was the one who first told me to write a history book about Marquette. He continually accepted local authors books in his store and arranged book signings for authors, and twice he spoke at our UPPAA meetings about working with bookstores to sell your books. He was also very active in community
theatre, starring in and directing plays at the Vista Theatre in Negaunee. There will likely be an obituary in the Marquette Mining Journal in the next few days.