Death of Edwin Newman

January 25, 1919 - August 13, 2010
| Age 91

TV correspondent dies at 91
Edwin Newman Obituary Photo

Tools to share this Obituary

DAVID BAUDER, The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Edwin Newman, who brought literacy, wit and energy to NBC newscasts for more than three decades, and battled linguistic pretense and clutter in his best sellers "Strictly Speaking" and "A Civil Tongue," has died. He was 91.

Newman died on Aug. 13 of pneumonia in Oxford, England. He had moved there with his wife in 2007 to live closer to their daughter, said his lawyer Rupert Mead. He said the family delayed announcing...

Read Complete Obituary

Record an Audio Memory — Use Your Phone — Free

Most Recent Condolences

Track Celebrity Deaths

Receive email notification about people of national interest.