Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and humourist Russell Baker has died at the age of 93, reported the Associated Press. Known for his witty and amusing columns in the New York Times, Baker also wrote his memoir "Growing Up", which was bestseller. Philip Roth Passes Away: American Literary Giant Dies at Age 85.
The writer died at his home on January 21, 2019. His son informed that the cause of his death was the complications he had developed after a fall.
Baker was a graduated from Johns Hopkins University (1947), and went on to become an essayist, journalist, and biographer. He was also the host of the PBS show Masterpiece Theatre from 1992 to 2004. Baker covered the White House, United States Congress, and the United States Department of State for The New York Times for eight years, and wrote the nationally syndicated Observer column for the newspaper from 1962 to 1998.
He had a long career and was a regular contributor to national periodicals such as The New York Times Magazine, Sports Illustrated, The Saturday Evening Post, and McCalls. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1993.