Terry Glover, 57, the managing editor of Ebony magazine, has died of colon cancer at her Chicago home.

Ebony announced on its website that Mrs. Glover died Monday. Her husband, Kendall Glover, told the Chicago Tribune that his wife had been fighting cancer for about two years.

Mrs. Glover joined Ebony in 2006 and was appointed managing editor in 2009 after serving as a senior editor for the website for three years. Editor-in-chief Amy DuBois Barnett said Mrs. Glover was "the heart and soul" of the magazine's team.

Ebony is published by Chicago-based Johnson Publishing Co. Company chairwoman Linda Johnson Rice said Glover was passionate about her work and made innumerable contributions to Ebony. - AP