P. J. O'Rourke

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P. J. O'Rourke
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O'Rourke in 2007
Patrick Jake O'Rourke

(1947-11-14)November 14, 1947
DiedFebruary 15, 2022(2022-02-15) (aged 74)
Alma mater
  • Amy Lumet
    (m. 1990; div. 1993)
  • Tina Mallon (m. 1995)

Patrick Jake O'Rourke (November 14, 1947 – February 15, 2022) was an American political satirist and journalist. O'Rourke was the H. L. Mencken Research Fellow at the libertarian Cato Institute. He was a correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly, The American Spectator, and The Weekly Standard. He appeared on National Public Radio's game show Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! He was a columnist at The Daily Beast from 2011 to 2016.[1][2]

In September 2008, O'Rourke announced that he had been diagnosed with treatable anal cancer.[3]

O'Rourke died from lung cancer at his home in Sharon, New Hampshire on February 15, 2022, at the age of 74.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "P.J. O'Rourke". The Daily Beast. Archived from the original on May 4, 2017. Retrieved January 31, 2018.
  2. P. J. O’Rourke@PJORourke. "P. J. O'Rourke". The Daily Beast. Retrieved February 15, 2022.
  3. Give me liberty and give me death, Los Angeles Times, September 28, 2008.
  4. Romero, Dennis (February 15, 2022). "P.J. O'Rourke, influential satirist and commentator, dies at 74". NBCNews.com. Retrieved February 15, 2022.