By J.R. Dunn
…readers will be shocked to learn of the passing of Lloyd Marcus, Tea Party icon, prolific AT contributor, and conservative activist extraordinaire. Lloyd proudly called himself “the unhyphenated American.”
Lloyd suffered an apparent heart attack early Friday, dying before medical assistance could arrive. His beloved wife Mary was at his side at the time.
Lloyd worked his way out of a ghetto background under the guidance of his father, the late Rev. Lloyd E. Marcus, a career firefighter and civil rights pioneer. Showing a talent for art at an early age, Lloyd gained a scholarship to the Maryland Institute College of Art, though he left before graduating. After a two-year stint in the Army, Lloyd returned to Baltimore to renew his artistic career. Working as a graphic designer for a Baltimore TV station, he established a close relationship with a young talk show host named Oprah Winfrey….