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Celebrity Deaths in Journalism

  • Ben Bradlee, 93 (1921 - 2014)

    Ben Bradlee

    NANCY BENAC, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — In a charmed life of newspapering, Ben Bradlee seemed always to be in just the right place. The raspy-voiced, hard-charging editor who invigorated The Washington Post got an early break as a journalist thanks to his friendship with one president, John F. Kennedy, and became famous for his role in toppling another, Richard Nixon, in the...

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  • Rene Burri, 81 (1933 - 2014)

    Rene Burri

    The Associated PressGENEVA (AP) — Rene Burri, a Swiss photographer best known for his iconic black and white portraits of Communist revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara and painter Pablo Picasso, has died. He was 81.Magnum Photos, the agency of which he had been a long-time member, confirmed Burri died in Zurich Monday of cancer."Not only was he one of the great post-war photographers, he was...

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  • Christopher Duncan (2014)

    Christopher Duncan

    The Associated PressHOUSTON (AP) — Christopher Duncan, a sports reporter for The Associated Press who covered the Houston Texans, Houston Rockets and the Kentucky Derby, has died at the age of 43.A Harris County sheriff's deputy confirmed the death on Monday night. Duncan was found at his home, and a cause of death wasn't released. He had recently returned to work after a kidney transplant...

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  • Bruce Morton, 83 (1930 - 2014)

    Bruce Morton

    FRAZIER MOORE, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Veteran TV political correspondent Bruce Morton, who covered the Vietnam War and the United States' space program, died Friday in Washington, D.C., at age 83.He died from cancer at his home, CBS News said.Morton spent 29 years at CBS, winning six Emmy Awards. He reported on the assassinations of Robert F. Kennedy and the Rev. Martin Luther King...

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  • Bruce Hodgman (2014)

    Bruce Hodgman

    The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — A former newsman who worked for The Associated Press for 39 years has died in New York. Bruce Hodgman was 76.His wife, Marion Hodgman, says he died Friday at a hospital 18 months after he was diagnosed with cancer.Hodgman began his AP career in 1962 in Hartford, Connecticut, as a capitol correspondent, sending reports by teletype. He transferred to AP...

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