Legendary New York journalist Pete Hamill dies at 85
A moment to recognize the death of Pete Hamel as the New York Times put it, the quintessential New York journalist he died at age 85. The first paragraph is kind of perfect of his obit from the Times. Pete Hamill, a high school dropout who turned a gift for storytelling, a fascination with characters and a romance with tabloid newspapers into a storied career is a New York journalist. Novelist and essayist for more than half a century.