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Celebrity Deaths in Journalism

  • Steve Julian, 57 (1958 - 2016)

    Steve Julian

    Broadcaster Steve Julian, who served as the longtime morning edition host for Southern California's National Public Radio affiliate 89.3 KPCC, died April 24, according to multiple news sources. For full obituary and coverage by Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Michelle McNamara, 46 (2016)

    Michelle McNamara

    Michelle McNamara, crime writer and wife of comedian Patton Oswalt, died on April 21, 2016 according to multiple news sources. She was 46. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click.

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  • 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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