Earlier today, LA Times reporter Andrew Blankstein tweeted that former Times editor Terry McGarry had passed away. Fishbowl LA has confirmed this is indeed the sad truth. McGarry was 732. The Times will be running an obit later today.
*Update from the Times‘ obit–McGarry was actually 72. And he had quite a career. Just look at what he was up to at UPI, before he ever landed at the Times:
During his more than two decades with UPI, McGarry was a member of the wire service’s Dallas bureau when John F. Kennedy was shot on Nov. 22, 1963.
Reaching Dealey Plaza shortly after the shooting, McGarry was with the police when they discovered Lee Harvey Oswald’s sniper’s nest and rifle in the Texas School Book Depository.
Two days later, McGarry was only a few feet away from Oswald when he was shot and killed by Jack Ruby in the basement of Dallas police headquarters. He also covered Ruby’s trial.