September 17, 2008

Jack Falla Dies At Age 62

Just days after the release of the much acclaimed book Open Ice, writer/educator Jack Falla died suddenly. He was just 62.

The Boston Globe has a touching remembrance, including the above photo. The Hockey News says it was heart failure.

Mark Feinsand, a former student of Falla's who know covers the New York Yankees for the New York Daily News, remembers his mentor at Blogging The Bombers.

This is a surreal moment for me. Just the other day I completed an interview with Falla (yet to be published). I remember thinking to myself that I'm a complete amateur interviewing the best in the business and the mentor for so many other sports journalists. He treated with me great class and respect, regardless of who I was.


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