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PJ O’Rourke, the ‘voice of a generation’, dies of lung cancer ...

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PJ O’Rourke, the ‘voice of a generation’, dies of lung cancer aged 74

The renowned political satirist and journalist, who was editor-in-chief of National Lampoon, died on Tuesday

Tyler Clifford

PJ O’Rourke, the American journalist, political satirist and best-selling author who rose to fame as editor in chief of now-defunct humour magazine National Lampoon, has died at the age of 74.

Grove Atlantic, a New York-based publisher of his books, confirmed he died Tuesday morning after a battle with lung cancer.

“PJ was one of the major voices of his generation. He was also a close friend and partner for more than 40 years,” said Grove Atlantic CEO Morgan Entrekin, adding that O’Rourke played a key role in helping the company stay independent...

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