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NY Mag Founder Dead at 82

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

The founder of New York magazine, Clay Felker, is dead. The magazine says the 82-year-old died with his wife, writer Gail Sheehy, at his side in their New York City home after a battle with throat cancer.

Felker is credited with revolutionizing the genre by creating a magazine with a mix of gossip, business news, politics, and consumer tips. Editor-in-chief Adam Moss says Felker created a magazine that told a kind of story that had never been told before.

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