Leg­endary writer Sugar dead at 75 from car­diac ar­rest

The Washington Times Daily - - Sports -

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. | Bert Sugar, an iconic box­ing writer and sports his­to­rian who was known for his trade­mark fe­dora and ever-present cigar, died Sun­day of car­diac ar­rest. He was 75.

Jen­nifer Fraw­ley, Sugar’s daugh­ter, said his wife, Suzanne, was by his side when he died at North­ern Westch­ester Hospi­tal. Sugar also had been bat­tling lung can­cer.

Sugar was in­ducted into the In­ter­na­tional Box­ing Hall of Fame in 2005. Ac­cord­ing to the hall’s web­site, Sugar wrote more than 80 books, in­clud­ing “The 100 Great­est Box­ers Of All Time.” He also ap­peared in a hand­ful of films, in­clud­ing “The Great White Hype” star­ring Sa­muel Jack­son.

Sugar was born in Washington, D.C., in 1936. He grad­u­ated from Mary­land and went to law school at Michi­gan. He passed the bar in his home­town and worked in ad­ver­tis­ing in New York City be­fore he got into writ­ing in the 1970s.

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