Johnny Apple Round-up

A sampling from the coverage of R.W. “Johnny” Apple’s passing:

The official New York Times obituary recalls:

    With his Dickensian byline, Churchillian brio and Falstaffian appetites, Mr. Apple, who was known as Johnny, was a singular presence at The Times almost from the moment he joined the metropolitan staff in 1963. He remained a colorful figure as new generations of journalists around him grew more pallid, and his encyclopedic knowledge, grace of expression — and above all his expense account — were the envy of his competitors, imitators and peers.

Editor and Publisher eulogizes.

Adam Bernstein (via the LA Times) comments on Apple’s appetite:

    Well-rounded in more ways than one, “Johnny” Apple was instantly recognizable for his girth as well as his knowledge of politics, sports, grand opera, fine wine and rich food. While traveling on assignment, where experience might tell some reporters to pack water or extra batteries, Apple never neglected to bring along his own pepper mill.

The Post recounts his “storied” life.

There was even coverage from across the pond.