Former Sunday Times editor Ken Owen dies

2015-03-19 12:47

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Johannesburg – Former Sunday Times editor Ken Owen has died, according to reports.

The Sunday Times reported Owen's death on Thursday.

Former news editor and managing editor of the Sunday Times, Peter Malherbe, described him as a fine journalist and editor, whom many found difficult to deal with.

Malherbe said he learnt to work with Owen and found him to be surprisingly kind and supportive. 

He said the former editor's death was a sad loss to SA journalism.

Read the speech Owen gave at his 80th birthday party below after discovering he had cancer:

Ken Owen 80th birthday speech

As soon as the news broke about Owen’s death many took to social media to share the experiences and condolences.

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