RGJ editor Martinez dies from stroke at 59

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Updated: 1/03/2013 3:40 pm

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Michael Martinez, an editor and writer at the Reno Gazette-Journal for 12 years who specialized in community issues and was a jazz expert, died Wednesday from a stroke. He was 59.

Martinez was born Dec. 16, 1953 in Chicago. He attended Columbia University and graduated from the University of Southern California. He worked at the Hollywood Reporter, Cash Box and the Los Angeles Times before becoming city editor at the Reno newspaper.

He was the voice of Tito Jackson in the ABC "Jackson Five" Saturday morning cartoon from 1971-73. His mother, Lorez Alexandria, was a jazz singer who recorded several albums in Los Angeles.

RGJ executive editor Beryl Love said Martinez was "a kind-hearted, gentle soul who in his own, quiet way made our newsroom feel more like a family."

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Information from: Reno Gazette-Journal, http://www.rgj.com

 

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