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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jimmy Breslin has died

By: New York Daily News
March 19, 2017 Updated: March 19, 2017 at 8:21 am
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photo - Jimmy Breslin in 2002. (AP file)
Jimmy Breslin in 2002. (AP file) 

Tabloid titan Jimmy Breslin — the cigar-chomping, hard-nosed newspaperman who won the Pulitzer Prize for his Daily News’ columns championing ordinary New Yorkers — has died, according to two friends of his family. He was 86.

The cause of death was not immediately released.

The curmudgeonly ink-stained wretch — whose velvety and witty writing style uplifted the downtrodden and eviscerated the scoundrels — crafted scores of columns for The News, Newsday, the New York Herald Tribune and New York Journal American.

For more than 40 years, James Earl Breslin was a newspaper reporter New Yorkers trusted and clamored to read, and other journalists strived to emulate.

Read more at nydailynews.com.

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