Founder Of New York Magazine, Clay Felker, Dies At 82

July 2, 2008

The founding editor of New York magazine, 82-year old Clay S. Felker, died on Tuesday at his Manhattan home...Washington (ChattahBox) – The founding editor of New York magazine, 82-year old Clay S. Felker, died on Tuesday at his Manhattan home.

Over the past years, he had been in a rough battle with throat cancer, and it appears to have gotten the better of him.

He had his wife Gail Sheehy by his side when he died yesterday. Felker was one of the most influential writers of all time, helping launch the new journalism of the 1960s.

He was the original, founding editor of New York, which used to be the Sunday magazine of the New York Herald Tribune newspaper.

When the newspaper died in 1967, he bought the magazine’s name and tried to rebuild New York to a weekly publication.

He constantly won people over with his personality, and writing style.


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