RIP: Pete Hamill

Submitted by ub on Wed, 08/05/2020 - 11:01
Hamill Final Deadline

Pete Hamill was one of the greatest deadline artists. He was not only an American journalist, novelist, essayist, editor, and educator. During his career as a New York City journalist, he was described as the author of columns that sought to capture the particular flavors of New York City's politics and sports and the particular pathos of its crime. 

Pete Hamill was also a real New Yorker and a journalism giant. Hamill wrote the liner notes for "Blood on the Tracks"   Bob Dylan - 1975 - Blood On The Tracks

Pete Hamill, Legendary New York Newspaperman, Dies at 85. A columnist for the Post, Daily News, Village Voice, and Newsday, he also wrote screenplays and dated Shirley MacLaine. 

Pete Hamill, Quintessential New York Journalist, Dies at 85 He was, among other things, a celebrated reporter, columnist, and the top editor of The New York Post and The Daily News and the author of numerous books.

Pete Hamill — the celebrated reporter, novelist, and columnist who also wrote occasionally for 'Rolling Stone' — has died at age 85

‪Pete Hamill, whose love affair with New York inspired a colorful and uniquely influential newspaper career and produced several books of fiction and nonfiction, has died at age 85, his brother says.‬