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SBD/March 19, 2012/People and Pop Culture
Legendary Sportswriter Furman Bisher Passes Away At 93 From Heart Attack
Published March 19, 2012
before retiring in '09
TWITTER REAX: The AJC's Jeff Schultz wrote on Twitter, "There aren't many people worthy of having the word 'legend' attached to their name. Furman Bisher was one of them. He will be missed." The St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Joe Strauss wrote, "Journalism has one less giant. Furman Bisher, a friend and mentor, passed away today. One of best writers... Ever." CBSSports.com's Tony Barnhart wrote, "Furman Bisher was one of the best sports writers who ever lived. I was fortunate that he was my mentor and my friend." The AJC's David O'Brien: "He was a good man who made great writing seem easy. A true giant of our industry." The Indianapolis Star's Bob Kravitz: "A fond farewell to the late Furman Bisher of the Atlanta JC. One of the titans of the sportswriting biz." The Washington Examiner's Rick Snider: "R.I.P. one of the giants of sports writing - Furman Bisher. Sat next to him many years at Kentucky Derby. Even in his 80s could write well."