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Sweet Ed Bradley

It is true that Ed Bradley did join Hunter this morning. He died of Leukemia at Mount Sinai Hospital, here in NY, surrounded by loved ones.  All I can manage to say right now is that Ed was a very good friend to me and an important ally when I needed him most.  His wife Patricia is in our thoughts and we will support her with the same love and spirit in which they supported me. It is hard to lose a hero, and we will remember the massive contribution he made to American Journalism and to the communities he lived in, and the decades long friendship with Hunter that changed the way many people view the world.  We love you Ed.

Your friend,

Anita Thompson

8:30 pm: I’d like to do something special, and add a quote from our friend Atticus Finch. It’s about a skill Ed mastered long ago, and used it to help us understand the world by taking us inside the story. 

"if you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you’ll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view-until you climb into his skin and walk around in it."

–Atticus Finch, in To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee

I’ll try to post some of the beautiful and hilarious things that Hunter wrote about Ed in the coming days, and the interview that Hal Haddon did with Ed for the Woody Creeker. 

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