RIP Pete Hamill. The celebrated reporter, columnist and the top editor of The New York Post and The Daily News and the author of numerous books Pete Hamill died on August 5, 2020. He was 85. A high school dropout who turned a gift for storytelling, a fascination with characters and a romance with tabloid newspapers into a storied career as a New York journalist, novelist and essayist for more than a half century, died from the results of a fall he took on Saturday August 1st. Mr. Hamill became a celebrated reporter, columnist and the top editor of The New York Post and The Daily News; a foreign correspondent for The Post and The Saturday Evening Post; and a writer for New York Newsday, The Village Voice, Esquire and other publications. He wrote a score of books, mostly novels but also biographies, collections of short stories and essays, and screenplays, some adapted from his books. He wrote the 1971 Euro-western ‘Doc’ starring Stacy Keach and Faye Dunaway.