Don Singleton, the legendary New York Daily News reporter, has died. He was 77 years old.
Singleton worked for the Daily News from the mid 60s until he retired in 2007. During his time there he covered a variety of subjects, including the Attica prison riots in 1971 and John Lennon’s death in 1980. Singleton had a true passion for reporting, and he was especially fond of the Daily News:
Singleton, who had suffered a stroke and heart attack, struggled with memory loss, but there were aspects of life he would never forget. When his daughter asked him to recall his telephone number, rather than answer with his home phone, he recited his old number at The News.
The Daily News reports that a wake will be held Thursday in Hoboken, at the Lawton-Turso Funeral Home.
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