A younger Seipp interviews Bill Blass
(image via Matt Welch)
Cathy Seipp, columnist, journalist, blogger and provocateur extraordinaire, died at 2:05 this afternoon, friend Lewis Fein blogs. She had spent the better part of four years kicking cancer’s ass in much the same way she had done to countless politicos, journalists and the L.A. Times – with a great deal of wit, style, vigor and the occasional soupcon of humility.
In the end, though, the disease won, eventually robbing L.A. of one of its more original, acidic and just-plain-funny pundits at the too-damn-young age of 49. She leaves behind a legacy of pugnacious and intelligent work as well as her family and a wide host of friends, critics and fans.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Mt. Sinai Hollywood Hills, 5950 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles. Instead of flowers, Seipp had requested that people make donations to the Humane Society, www.hsus.org.
In a telling bit of irony, the obit in the Times – the paper she needled with tremendous humor and accuracy in the 90’s in Buzz Magazine – is listed as one of the site’s three most popular stories right now.