03/28/2008 02:44 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Fmr. NY Times Editor Gerald Boyd Dies Of Lung Cancer...

Former New York Times managing editor Gerald M. Boyd, who rose to become managing editor of The New York Times and resigned after the Jayson Blair plagiarism scandal, has died, succumbing to lung cancer this afternoon at age 56. Boyd was diagnosed in February but kept his condition private, catching friends and colleages by surprise.