Celebrity Deaths in Journalism

  • Laura Myers, 53 (2015)

    Laura  Myers

    By KIMBERLY PIERCEALL, The Associated PressLAS VEGAS (AP) — Laura Myers, a veteran Associated Press reporter and editor who led the news cooperative's coverage of foreign affairs as the country reeled from the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and spent the past five years covering politics for Nevada's largest newspaper, died Friday.The Las Vegas Review-Journal, where Myers had been the newspaper's...

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  • John Carroll, 73 (2015)

    John Carroll

    The Associated PressLEXINGTON, Kentucky (AP) — John S. Carroll, former editor of the Baltimore Sun and the Los Angeles Times, which won 13 Pulitzer Prizes during his five-year tenure, has died. He was 73.Carroll died Sunday morning at his home in Lexington, Kentucky, where he was once editor of the Lexington Herald-Leader, said his wife, Lee Carroll. He had been suffering from Creutzfeldt-Jakob...

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  • Vincent Musetto, 74 (2015)

    Vincent Musetto

    The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Veteran newspaperman Vincent Musetto, who wrote one of the industry's most famous headlines, died Tuesday at age 74.His family said he died three weeks after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, the New York Post reported.Musetto was a longtime news editor and film critic for the Post. He wrote the headline "Headless Body in Topless Bar," which appeared on...

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  • Stevenson Jacobs (2015)

    Stevenson  Jacobs

    The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Stevenson Jacobs, a former Associated Press journalist who covered political turmoil in Haiti and breaking news throughout the Caribbean before joining the news cooperative's business desk, has died. He was 37.Jacobs, who was a partner and head of business development at the investment fund ShearLink Capital, died from an apparent heart attack Monday at Mount...

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  • John Derr (2015)

    John Derr

    The Associated PressPINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — John Derr, who reported from the Masters a record 62 times and broadcast from the 15th green when it first was on television, died of an apparent heart attack, his daughter said Sunday. He was 97.Cricket Gentry said her father watched American Pharoah win the Belmont Stakes to capture the Triple Crown. She went to his house after the race Saturday...

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