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Reuters legend Spiegelman dies

December 21, 2008

Art Spiegelman, one of Reuters’ greatest correspondents who was Los Angeles bureau chief for years and a senior correspondent in New York for decades, passed away Saturday.

Betty Wong, managing editor for Reuters America, wrote to the staff: “It is with heavy heart that I share news with you that Art passed away last night after a long battle with cancer. Art, 68, was surrounded by his family including his wife Charlotte, sons Michael and Adam, younger brother Marvin and beloved little granddaughter Molly Mae. Art had worked at Reuters for 42 years as a correspondent and editor.

“‘Art’s writing was beloved of readers and editors alike, using a light touch to explore subjects from pop culture to politics. He was a friend and mentor to legions of journalists,’ said David Schlesinger. He added that Art was the loveliest of men, who could find a laugh or a wry angle anywhere

“Belinda Goldsmith said Charlotte plans to hold a funeral service in the next two days and a memorial service in a few weeks. Belinda said we will issue a story on Art’s passing on Monday on both The link and on the wire.

“‘I know colleagues past and present around the globe will join me in mourning one of the Reuters’ greats and a truly wonderful, exceptional man,’ Belinda said.”

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