Alan Finder has died, according to a statement posted online on March. 24, 2020.
Former New York Times reporter Alan Finder has died due to the novel coronavirus, according to a tweet by Times investigative reporter Kevin Sack.
“With the morning comes the devastating news that a member of our @nytimes family, Alan Finder, has died of the virus,” Sack wrote.
“Alan, who retired a few years ago, was a terrific reporter, a calming presence and, as anyone who knew him will attest, one of the menschiest guys around. RIP,” he continued.
We learned of the deceased through the following tribute posted on social media.,
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The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
With the morning comes the devastating news that a member of our @nytimes family, Alan Finder, has died of the virus. Alan, who retired a few years ago, was a terrific reporter, a calming presence and, as anyone who knew him will attest, one of the menschiest guys around. RIP. pic.twitter.com/VjANxBIHEg
— Kevin Sack (@ksacknyt) March 24, 2020
When your copy was in the hands of Alan Finder, you knew it was being edited by a true pro, a wordsmith who would raise all the right questions, and do so in the kindest and most intelligent way. I’ll miss him deeply. Goodbye, my good friend. You made @nytimes a better place.
Alan Finder was a @nytimes mentor to many of us on Metro, the go-to sage on city governance. I have an award engraved with our names somewhere, and a stack of VHS tapes from being on his weekly NY1 news show. He was cool, smart, and so generous; the perfect colleague. Crushing.
Alan Finder, the greatest colleague I’ve ever had and one of the best people I’ve known, died today of Covid-19. Alan was a font of sanity, decency, wisdom, humor and calm in a crazy, often harsh business. Alan had been in good health. Please take this thing seriously.