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José Torres Dies at 72

José Torres, former light heavyweight boxing champion and a close friend of the Mailer family, died of a heart attack on January 19 at his home in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Mailer wrote the preface to Torres’s 1971 biography of Muhammad Ali, Sting Like a Bee: The Muhammad Ali Story, and boxed with him on the […]

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Mailer Passes at 84

With great sorrow, the family of Norman Mailer announces his passing on November 10, at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City. The cause was acute renal failure. He was eighty four. Mailer resided in Provincetown, Massachusetts, with his wife of 33 years, Norris Church Mailer, and maintained an apartment in Brooklyn, New York. He […]

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