It’s a different way to find out a friend died — I’m looking at my Gmail account, and in the list of fellow gmailers who are online, Matt Welch has a note under his name: “Cathy Seipp, R.I.P.”
Catherine Seipp, a writer and media critic who became known in the 1990s for her pointed coverage of the Los Angeles Times in Buzz magazine, has died. She was 49.
Seipp, a nonsmoker who was diagnosed with lung cancer five years ago, died Wednesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, her family announced.
Cathy was an incredible person and I wish could have gotten to know her better, but I’m glad I got the chance to know her at all.