John Bogert, longtime columnist at the Daily Breeze in Torrance, died July 29, 2012, at his Pasadena home, The Daily Breeze reports. He was 63 and had battled cancer.
Over 28 years, Bogert wrote some 6,500 columns.
"John was both the voice and the face of the Daily Breeze," former Daily Breeze Executive Editor Phillip Sanfield said. "One time we had billboards with his face on buses rolling through the South Bay. He got quite a kick out of that. I'm not sure who will miss him more, his readers or his colleagues. He is a South Bay icon we will all miss."