A Veteran New York Post copy editor known for snappy front-page headlines like "Mangled Web" about the Broadway show "Spider-Man" has died following complications of a stroke.
The Post says Joseph Brendan Cunningham died Thursday. He was 43.
Cunningham joined the Post in 1997 as a city desk assistant and was later promoted to copy editor.
Some of his front-page headlines included "Let's Mecca Deal" about the mosque planned for lower Manhattan and "Axis of Weasel" about the reluctance of Germany and France to support the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.
Post Editor in Chief Col Allan called Cunningham "a first-class copy editor and a first-class person."
Before journalism, Cunningham was the lead singer of a rock band called Sub Rosa.
Survivors include his wife, Johanna Huden, and two children.