NY Post Headlines Creator Dies of Stroke

Friday, Sep 2, 2011  |  Updated 4:40 PM EDT
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NY Post Headlines Creator Dies of Stroke

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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.

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