“The New York journalist Pete Hamill, an acclaimed columnist, editor and novelist who dominated pages at the city’s tabloid newspapers, died on Wednesday.
“He was 85.
“His brother, Denis Hamill, and literary agent Esther Newberg both confirmed the writer’s passing to NBC News. Hamill fell at his Brooklyn home on Saturday and his kidneys and heart failed while in intensive care…
“At the time of his death, Hamill was working on a mob-themed novel and a nonfiction book about his beloved home borough of Brooklyn, according to Newberg.”
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