Television and Book Critic John Leonard Dies; Prolific Writer Was 69

New York Magazine’s Vulture blog is reporting that the magazine’s television critic, John Leonard, has died.

In addition to writing weekly for that magazine (last week he wrote about returning dramas), Mr. Leonard, who was 69-years-old, wrote a monthly books column for Harper’s. He also served as a contributing editor for The Nation, contributed to The New York Review of Books and wrote regularly for The New York Times Book Review, where he had previously been an editor.