Legendary New York newspaper columnist Pete Hamill dead at 85

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Richard, an icon of New York City journalism, has died during his long career. Pete Hamill wrote for The New York Post. The Daily News News day in the village voice and along with the late Jimmy Breslin was seen as one of the best City Street columnist of his time covering sports, politics and, of course, crime. Mrs Hammel, describing life in a newspaper city room during a CBS Sunday morning interview. Just last year, you would hear this great metallic roar. Headline. Left there a few curses. Hamel also wrote 10 novels, dozens of short story screenplays and even comic strips. A friend of Bobby Kennedy, he was covering Kennedy's run for the presidency. The night he was assassinated, and one is one of the four men who disarms her hands her hand after he pulled the trigger. Hammel's family says he fractured his hip in a full last weekend and passed from kidney and heart failure while in intensive care. Iconic journalist in Brooklyn native Peat Hamel was 85 years

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