John Charnay, Former News Editor for Hollywood Reporter, Dies At Age 69

Updated On 25 Feb, 2019 Published On

Dr. John Bruce Charnay, a former news editor for The Hollywood Reporter, has died at the age of 69. He served for the digital and print magazine in the 1970s.

His death was confirmed by his family. The editor's daughter told THR that her father passed away on Monday, January 25 in Los Angeles.

As for the cause of death, his daughter told the outlet that John died of prostate cancer.

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John was born on April 4, 1949, in Manhattan. He first attended Wharton School of Finance and Commerce and later studied at the University of Pennsylvania, where completed his graduation in a B.S. degree in English and political science.

John later attended Columbia University, where he received a master's degree in journalism. He also earned a Juris Doctorate from Fordham University School of Law and Southwestern University School of Law.

John, who worked on national, state and local political campaigns, worked as a book reviewer for Los Angeles Times. He worked as a reporter and news editor for THR from 1975-1977.

John is survived by his two children, daughter Katharine and son Matthew, and half-sisters Janis and Jeannette.

Funeral and memorial services for the late reporter will be announced in the coming days. Rest In Peace John Charnay!

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He also acted as a publicist for Jimmy Stewart.

ventured into working for his father on the West Coast at Four Star Productions.