Wednesday, August 26, 2009

RIP Dominick Dunne

Vanity Fair is reporting the death of one of their long time contributors, Dominick Dunne. His son reported Dunne died today at his Manhatten home after a battle with bladder cancer.

Though I certainly did not know him personally, I feel as though I did. Dunne became a familiar voice to me in his coverage of the OJ Simpson trial. Having lost his daughter, a victim of domestic violence, Dunne's coverage of the Simpson trial was passionate and compelling. Dunne's tireless pursuit of justice was said to be a driving force in the ultimate conviction of Michael Skakel, of the Kennedy clan, for the bludgeoning death of Martha Moxley. Dunne covered other tragedies in the lives of the rich and famous including the Menendez brothers, Claus Von Bulow, Robert Blake and the death of Princess Diana.

Dunne's unflagging attention to victims of violence was no doubt born out of the loss of his daughter. I hope they are together and finally at peace.

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