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John Leonard's Death

Born (Birthday) February 25, 1939

Death Date November 5, 2008

Age of Death 69 years

Cause of Death N/A

Profession Journalist

The journalist John Leonard died at the age of 69. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Remembered best for his work with The New York Times Book Review, The New York Review of Books, and The Nation, this literary, artistic, and cultural critic was awarded the 2006 National Book Critics Circle’s Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award.

He grew up in Washington, D.C., Long Beach, California, and New York City, as the child of a single mother. His first marriage resulted in children named Andrew and Amy; his second marriage was to fellow journalist Sue Leonard.

Leonard died on November 5, 2008, of lung cancer, aged 69.



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