New York Times Editor Dead of COVID-19

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Alan Finder, a longtime reporter and editor at The New York Times, died March 24, CNN has reported 

Mar 24, 2020

The Hill – Former New York Times reporter Alan Finder has died due to the novel coronavirus, according to a tweet by Times investigative reporter Kevin Sack.

“With the morning comes the devastating news that a member of our @nytimes family, Alan Finder, has died of the virus,” Sack wrote.

“Alan, who retired a few years ago, was a terrific reporter, a calming presence and, as anyone who knew him will attest, one of the menschiest guys around. RIP,” he continued.

Finder retired from his full-time position at the Times in 2011 after 28 years of service. One of the many posts he held was assistant editor of the newspaper’s foreign desk.

His previous beats included transportation, housing, labor, city government, City Hall bureau chief and urban affairs reporter, as well as higher education, according to his LinkedIn page.

Before working at the Times, the Yale graduate also had stints at Newsday and the Bergen Record, which are located in the New York/New Jersey area.

Several of Finder’s colleagues paid tribute in marking his passing on Twitter.

Finder was 72. Source. 

Chef Floyd Cardoz, who contracted COVID-19, dies at age 59

ABC News–Chef Floyd Cardoz died Wednesday after he was hospitalized and tested positive for COVID-19.

Cardoz tested positive for the novel coronavirus on March 18. He had been treated at Mountainside Medical Centre in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, according to a spokesperson for Hunger Inc. Hospitality, of which he was a co-founder.

Last week, Cardoz shared with his Instagram followers that he admitted himself to a hospital because he felt “feverish” several days after returning to New York City from Frankfurt, Germany.

Although both restaurants have since shuttered, Cardoz was highly regarded in the global chef community, particularly with his former Tabla partner Danny Meyer, who backed the unique restaurant with Union Square Hospitality Group in 1998.

The co-owner of the Bombay Canteen and O Pedro restaurants in Mumbai was 59 … Read more. 

David Bryan of Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan, 58, opened up about his positive test results on Instagram March 22.

“I’ve been sick for a week and feeling better each day. Please don’t be afraid! It’s the flu not the plague,” said the musician.

“I’ve have been quarantined for a week and will for another week. And when I feel better I’ll get tested again to make sure I’m free of this nasty virus,” he added. Read more. 

Jackson Browne

Singer-songwriter Jackson Browne told Rolling Stone magazine this week that he’d been diagnosed with the virus. “My symptoms are really pretty mild, so I don’t require any kind of medication and certainly not hospitalization or anything like that,” said Browne, 71. ”

Browne said he got tested after coming down with a ““a small cough and a temperature.”

“It’s important for us all to be pretty forthcoming about what we’re going through,” said the singer. Read more.