F. Gilman Spencer III, R.I.P.
My father passed away this morning in New York City after a brief illness. He died peacefully and painlessly, surrounded by his family.
Because at one time he was a rather famous newspaper editor here in New York, I just got a call from Bill Grimes of the New York Times.
He said he had talked to a good number of people worked with my dad at various newspapers over his 50-year career in the business.
"Boy," Grimes said. "He sure was beloved."
He sure was.
We are sad beyond words.
UPDATE: More here here and here.
UPDATE II: Here is the NY Times story.