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Celebrity Deaths in Journalism

  • Richard Corliss, 71 (1944 - 2015)

    Richard Corliss

    The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Richard Corliss, the longtime film critic for Time magazine, has died after suffering a major stroke last week, the magazine said Friday. He was 71."He conveyed nothing so much as the sheer joy of watching movies — and writing about them," Time theater critic Richard Zoglin said in an online tribute to Corliss. "He was a perceptive, invaluable guide...

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  • Steve Byrnes, 55 (1959 - 2015)

    Steve Byrnes

    The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Fox NASCAR announcer Steve Byrnes has died. He was 56.The network said he died Tuesday after a long battle with cancer.Byrnes joined Fox Sports in 2001 and served as a pit reporter for its Sprint Cup Series coverage through the 2014 season. He was also a play-by-play announcer for Fox Sports 1's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races and hosted several auto...

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  • Juan Leon (2015)

    Juan Leon

    By CARLOS VALDEZ, The Associated PressLA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Juan Leon, a former Associated Press correspondent and press freedom activist who was exiled from his native Bolivia during its 1970s dictatorship and later jailed in a coup, has died at age 72.Leon succumbed to pancreatic cancer on Thursday, his family said.A regular columnist for the La Paz newspaper Pagina Siete and executive...

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  • Eduardo Galeano, 74 (1940 - 2015)

    Eduardo Galeano

    By LEONARDO HABERKORN Associated Press MONTEVIDEO (AP) — Uruguayan author Eduardo Galeano, whose "The Open Veins of Latin America" became a classic text for the left in the region and propelled the author to fame, died Monday at age 74. Galeano had been ill with lung cancer for several months. His death was confirmed by the weekly publication Brecha, where he was a contributor. ...

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  • David L. Pyle (2015)

    David L. Pyle

    The Associated PressMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — David L. Pyle, a longtime bureau chief, news editor and reporter during his 33-year career with The Associated Press, has died. He was 61.Pyle, who worked for the news cooperative in five states, most of it as bureau chief in Minnesota and Wisconsin, died at his home Monday in the St. Paul suburb of Apple Valley, according to his son, Christopher Pyle.The...

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