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Celebrity Deaths in Journalism

  • Ron Bergman (2015)

    Ron Bergman

    The Associated PressOAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Longtime Bay Area sports writer and former Associated Press writer Ron Bergman has died. He was 80.Bergman died Thursday, according to his daughter Anne. He had been suffering from Parkinson's disease.Bergman worked for the AP in the 1960s and covered the Beatles' final concert at Candlestick Park in 1966.He later worked for the Oakland Tribune and San...

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  • Raphael Tenthani (2015)

    Raphael Tenthani

    By LYNSEY CHUTEL, The Associated PressJOHANNESBURG (AP) — One of Malawi's most prominent journalists was killed in a car accident, his family said on Sunday.Raphael Tenthani, a contributor for The Associated Press and the BBC, was killed in a car accident outside of Malawi's commercial center Blantyre on Saturday at about 9 p.m., his brother Kizito Tenthani said by telephone.Tenthani, 43, was...

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  • Ed Fouhy (2015)

    Ed Fouhy

    The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Ed Fouhy, a longtime television news executive whose Emmy Award-winning career ranged from producing Walter Cronkite's evening broadcasts to twice overseeing presidential debates, has died.Fouhy died Wednesday at a nursing home in Chatham, Massachusetts, according to his daughter Beth Fouhy, a former Associated Press reporter and now a senior editor at MSNBC....

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  • Josh Ozersky, 47 (1967 - 2015)

    Josh Ozersky

    By J.M. HIRSCH, The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Well-known food critic Josh Ozersky, whose witty and snarky writing generally focused on his obsession with all things meat, has died in Chicago. He was 47. Ozersky, who was in the city for the James Beard Foundation Awards, was found dead in his room at the Conrad Chicago Hotel on Monday, according to the Cook County medical examiner's...

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  • Dan Farley (2015)

    Dan Farley

    The Associated PressMECHANICSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Dan Farley, an award-winning horse racing writer who covered hundreds of Triple Crown and Breeders' Cup races and was a former president of the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters Association, has died. He was 72.He died Friday in the hospital, according to his wife Betsy. He had been confined to a wheelchair for many years as a result of...

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