Journalism Trailblazer George Ramos Dies at 63

Longtime LA Times journalist George Ramos was found dead in his Morro Bay home over the weekend. He was 63. Ramos was a three-time Pulitzer Prize winner with the LA Times. He won his first in 1984–becoming the first Latino to ever win the Pulitzer Prize Gold Medal for Meritorious Public Service.

Ramos parted ways with the Times in 2003 and was most recently an editor at CalCoastNews, which has an excellent writeup of Ramos’ groundbreaking career. Ramos was found by police and his colleague Karen Velie after failing to show up to work for several days. He was reportedly suffering from severe diabetes complications.

RIP.