Herbert Randolph Sugar
June 7, 1937
|Died||March 25, 2012 (aged 74)|
Mount Kisco, New York, U.S.
|Cause of death||Cardiac arrest|
|Alma mater||University of Maryland, College Park,|
University of Michigan
|Years active||1968 – 2012|
|Awards||International Boxing Hall of Fame, Ellis Island Medal of Honor|
Biography[change | change source]
Career[change | change source]
Sugar also appeared in several movies playing himself, including Night and the City, The Great White Hype and Rocky Balboa. Interviews with Sugar feature in Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson. Sugar had been referred to as "Runyonesque" (in reference to Damon Runyon) by Bob Costas, and "one of the foremost historians alive," by the Boston Globe. Along with Lou Albano, he helped write The Complete Idiot's Guide to Pro Wrestling. He wrote a regular sports column for Smoke Magazine.
Death[change | change source]
A cigar-smoker most of his life, Sugar died from cardiac arrest on March 25, 2012. His family was at his bedside in Northern Westchester Medical Center in Mount Kisco, New York. He had spent his remaining years battling lung cancer.
References[change | change source]
- "Iconic Boxing Writer And Historian Bert Sugar Has Died". Newyork.cbslocal.com. Retrieved March 25, 2012.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Talkin' Boxing with Bert Sugar - Boxing Insider - August 12, 2011 Archived March 14, 2013, at the Wayback Machine