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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette columnist, editor dies at home

October 9, 2018

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A long-time editor and TV columnist who was also known for a humor column featuring a cat has died at his home in Little Rock.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that the wife of Michael Storey says Storey died in his sleep. Celia Storey says Storey died Sunday. He was 69.

Michael Storey started working at the then-Arkansas Democrat in 1977 as a copy editor. The newspaper became the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in 1991.

He became known for a weekly humor column called Otus the Head Cat and wrote about Arkansas’ walking trails, which he turned into a book. Prior to his work at the newspaper, Storey served in the Air Force as a photo-lab technician in Thailand during the Vietnam War.

A cause of death was not released.

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Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, http://www.arkansasonline.com

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