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Sijan
08-31-2007, 21:18
Famed 'beer hunter' dies (http://www.cnn.com/2007/LIVING/08/31/beer.hunter.ap/index.html)

LONDON, England (AP) -- Michael Jackson, a leading world beer critic who praised the brews of Belgium and acknowledged he would never be as famous as "that Michael Jackson," has died. He was 65.

Jackson, known as "the beer hunter," died Thursday of a heart attack at his home in west London. His body was found by his house cleaner, Paddy Gunningham, his long-term partner, said Friday.

She said he had kept writing and traveling, despite suffering from Parkinson's disease, and that he planned to write a book about the ailment.

"He was simply the best beer writer we've ever known," said Tim Hampson, chairman of the British Guild of Beer Writers.

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Sijan
09-01-2007, 05:54
The article fails to mention this, but he was also a noted Scotch whisky critic

jcusey
09-01-2007, 08:44
The article fails to mention this, but he was also a noted Scotch whisky critic

Not just Scotch whisky, but whisk(e)y in general; although it often seemed that, like most UK critics, he didn't really "get" American straight whiskey. He will be missed.