Legendary cartoonist and columnist Bill Gallo of the New York Daily News has died at the age of 88.
Working at the Daily News for over 70 years, first a copy boy after high school, Gallo was famous for his humorous drawings of controversial figures such as George Steinbrenner and Muhammad Ali. His only break from the newspaper was to join the Marines during World War II.
Gallo died Tuesday from complications of pneumonia at White Plains Hospital.
“His death closed a chapter in the storied history of The News,” said Daily News Chairman and publisher Mortimer Zuckerman told the paper. “The passing of our great cartoonist, colleague and friend Bill Gallo marks the end of an era.”
Gallo’s drawings can be found in a Manhattan art gallery and at the Baseball Hall of Fame.