Reports: New York Columnist Jimmy Breslin Dead At 86

NEW YORK, March 19 (Reuters) - Pulitzer Prize-winning newsman Jimmy Breslin, a self-described “street reporter” who chronicled New York City for more than 60 years in newspaper stories and columns and won acclaim for his coverage of the “Son of Sam” serial killings, died on Sunday at age 86, media reported.

Breslin’s death was confirmed by his wife, Ronnie Eldridge, a New York politician and television host, the New York Times reported. The cause of death was not specified, but Breslin had been recovering from pneumonia.
(Reporting by Frank McGurty; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe) -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

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