Renowned New York City Journalist Pete Hamill Dies at 85

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Died today. ABC is Aaron Carter Ski has more Talk. New York Times writer Dan Barry once said it would sound like Pete Hamill. Hamel chronicled life in a gritty New York for three city tabloids during a 60 year career. In the rowdy and raucous 19 seventies and eighties, Hamels columns tore down the bad guys and compassionately tended the fallen. The immigrant Vice President Agnew once dismissed Hamels writings as irrational ravings. A phrase Hamel adopted to name one of his books. He fractured his hip in a fall Saturday at emergency surgery, but died this morning. Pete Hamill was 85. Aaron Carter Ski ABC NEWS New York

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