43-Year Old Black Entrepreneur Sadly Dies From Coronavirus

Marlowe Stoudamire, a well-known entre­pre­neur from Detroit, has report­ed­ly died from com­pli­ca­tions relat­ed to coro­n­avirus at the age of 43. His col­leagues and peo­ple across the city are mourn­ing the death of the trans­for­ma­tion­al leader who was con­sid­ered “a light to the city

The promi­nent con­sul­tant and entre­pre­neur was the first one to be pub­licly iden­ti­fied of the 24 per­sons in Michigan that died from the virus. He had no known under­ly­ing health con­di­tion or recent trav­el his­to­ry, accord­ing to The Detroit News.
He died on March 24 at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, said Henry Ford Health System COO Bob Riney, speak­ing on behalf of Stoudamire’s fam­i­ly. Stoudamire is sur­vived by his wife, Valencia, and two young chil­dren.

He is best known for serv­ing as the project direc­tor of the award-win­ning Detroit 67 exhib­it at the Detroit Historical Museum, a project that com­mem­o­rat­ed the 50th anniver­sary of the Detroit Uprising in 1967.
Stoudamire has also left behind a sig­nif­i­cant lega­cy in help­ing devel­op sev­er­al strate­gic ini­tia­tives in Detroit City. He has worked with big com­pa­nies and orga­ni­za­tions such as JP Morgan Chase, Pepsi, National Hockey League, Wayne State University, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and Skillman Foundation.

Moreover, he served as project direc­tor of inter­na­tion­al busi­ness strat­e­gy at Henry Ford Health System. He also found­ed the inte­grat­ed mar­ket­ing and busi­ness strate­gies firm Roster Detroit and Butterfly Effect Detroit.