Barry Garron was a former chief television critic for The Hollywood Reporter. He died at the age of 72. Let’s see how did he die, what happened, and what was Barry Garron Cause of Death.
Barry Garron Cause of Death
He passed away on Thursday at the age of 72 in an Arizona rehab centre. His daughter Rachel Dain and his old publication both confirmed his demise.
Although there was no indication of a specific cause of death, Garron was admitted to the hospital over Memorial Day weekend and had previously battled Crohn’s disease and cancer.
Barry Garron Early Life and education
He was born on September 2, 1949, in Chicago. He attended the University of Missouri–Columbia to study journalism and political science, graduating with two degrees in 1971. Later, he graduated from the University of Kansas with an MBA.
After relocating to Mesa, Arizona, in 2016, Garron wrote The Jeopardy! Book of Answers with Harry Friedman, a longtime executive producer of the game show.
Barry Garron Career
Before beginning as a critic for The Kansas City Star in 1973, Garron worked at newspapers in Columbia and upstate New York.
He left The Kansas City Star in 1997 to go to Los Angeles and join the THR team. Up until 2009, he served as the publication’s chief television reviewer.
After that, he started working as a freelancer. Up until his passing, he was active. He served as the TV Critics Association’s previous president and covered its press tours for forty years, both in the winter and the summer.
Barry Garron’s Personal Life
His daughter Rachel, a production engineer for KCAL-TV and KCBS-TV in Los Angeles, as well as his son-in-law David, grandchildren Sierra and Alisa, brother David, sister-in-law Myrna, niece Courtney, and nephew Daniel, are his surviving family members.
Sandi, his 38-year-old wife, passed away in 2010. The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation will accept contributions in his honor.
Tribute to Barry Garron’s Death
Melanie McFarland said,
I’m deeply saddened to report the passing of Barry Garron, a lovely human being and @OfficialTCA pillar. Barry is someone I always looked forward to seeing at Press Tour. The room will feel emptier from now on.
Mike Barnes said,
#RIP Barry Garron, 72; such a wonderful @THR colleague as our chief TV critic for more than a decade; also worked for The Kansas City Star for 24 years, was president of the Television Critics Assn. and had the world’s finest political button collection.
Jay Bobbin said,
Hugely sad news. I knew Barry Garron for many, many years, and he was one of the authorities of the Television Critics Association — in terms of the history of both the organization and of TV itself. A very distinctive voice, in every sense. I wish him peace. @OfficialTCA
April Neale said,
I am absolutely devastated to hear about Barry Garron. He was one of the first people who welcomed me into the TCA family. He was always happy to see and be seen by me-always so genuine and kind. Huge loss.
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