Bill Virgin, a longtime business columnist who was writing a weekly column for the Tacoma News Tribune, has died at the age of 64.
A News Tribune story states, “At the time of his death Dec. 15, he served as editor and publisher of Washington Manufacturing Alert and Pacific Northwest Rail News. Since 2009, he also wrote a weekly business column for The News Tribune, which spanned topics from the fate of Boeing to advice for recent college graduates.
“Virgin also jointly owned the Page 2 Books bookstore in Burien with his wife of 24 years, Jenny Cole. The couple have two daughters, Sedalia Cole and Riley Cole.
“‘He was just so intelligent and nice,’ Cole told The News Tribune. ‘He was great at talking to people.’
“Adam Lynn, local news editor at The News Tribune, said he would miss editing Virgin’s work.”
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