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Celebrity Deaths in Journalism

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 Laventhol (2015)

    David Laventhol

    The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — David Laventhol, an innovative editor and publisher who led Newsday and the Los Angeles Times to expanded, prize-winning coverage, has died at age 81, a longtime associate said Thursday.Howard Schneider, who worked under Laventhol as a reporter and editor at Newsday and is dean of the journalism school at Stony Brook University, said Laventhol's family...

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  • Madge Stager (2015)

    Madge Stager

    By ULA ILNYTZKY, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Madge Stager, a former New York-based photo editor for The Associated Press who helped direct coverage of the biggest stories around the world over four decades, has died. She was 61. Stager, who retired in 2009 after 37 years with the AP, died at New York University Hospital on Saturday of pneumonia and complications from the flu,...

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