Billboard‘s Timothy White Dead at 50

Respected music journalist and Billboard editor in chief Timothy White died Thursday (June 27) at Billboard’s New York offices after an apparent heart attack. Billboard Bulletin reports that White had returned to the office following lunch with a friend when he collapsed. He could not be revived after being rushed to St. Vincent’s Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. White was 50. He joined Billboard in January 1991 after working for The Associated Press, Crawdaddy and Rolling Stone. His books include Catch a Fire: The Life of Bob Marley; The Nearest Faraway Place: Brian Wilson, the Beach Boys and the Southern California Experience; and Long Ago and Far Away: James Taylor, His Life and Music. In his “Music to my Ears” column, White occasionally wrote about country artists, among them Jamie O’Neal, Alison Krauss, Lorrie Morgan and BR549. 06/27/02