Barry Garron, the former chief television critic for the hollywood reporter, has died. She was 72 years old and died Thursday at a rehabilitation center in Arizona.
His death was confirmed by his former publication and daughter, Rachel Dain. A specific cause of death was not provided, but Garron was hospitalized over Memorial Day weekend and had previous bouts of Crohn’s disease and cancer.
Garron worked for newspapers in Columbia and upstate New York before starting out as a critic for The Kansas City Star in 1973, leaving in 1997 to move to Los Angeles and join the THR staff. He worked as chief television critic until 2009, then became a freelancer for numerous publications. He was active until his death.
He was president of the TV Critics Association and covered the group’s winter and summer press tours for four decades.
Born in Chicago on September 2, 1949, he studied journalism and political science at the University of Missouri-Columbia, earning two degrees in 1971. He later received an MBA from the University of Kansas.
In 2016, Garron moved to Mesa, Arizona, later posting the Danger! answer bookwhich he co-wrote with Harry Friedman, the game show’s longtime executive producer.
Survivors include her daughter, Rachel, a production engineer for KCAL-TV and KCBS-TV in Los Angeles; son-in-law David; granddaughters Sierra and Alisa; brother David; sister-in-law Myrna; niece Courtney; and nephew Daniel.