Yesterday the World Lost a Great Man


OBITUARY August 27, 2009 Ned Rice



The whole world suffered a terrible loss yesterday with the passing from cancer of a great American icon who overcame unspeakable family tragedies and his own alcoholism to become a legendary advocate for justice. Born to privilege in a large and wealthy Irish Catholic family, he attended elite prep schools, served in the military, and after a family member's murder devoted the rest of his life to social causes and fighting injustice wherever he found it. This larger-than-life character's quick wit and compelling speaking style made him a friend to all who knew him - even those of different political beliefs-and helped advance the many causes he believed in so passionately.

May you rest in peace, Dominick Dunne.

OTHER DEATHS YESTERDAY: Ted Kennedy

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