|Born||Herbert Randolph Sugar
June 7, 1937
|Died||March 25, 2012
Mount Kisco, New York, U.S.
|Cause of death||Cardiac arrest|
|Residence||New York City, New York|
|Alma mater||University of Maryland, College Park,
University of Michigan
|Years active||1968 – 2012|
|Home town||New York City, New York|
|Awards||International Boxing Hall of Fame, Ellis Island Medal of Honor|
Biography[change | edit source]
Career[change | edit 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 | edit 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 | edit source]
- "Iconic Boxing Writer And Historian Bert Sugar Has Died". Newyork.cbslocal.com. http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/03/25/iconic-boxing-writer-and-historian-bert-sugar-has-died/. Retrieved March 25, 2012.