The Canadian PressNovember 30, 2013 11:16
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Peter Kaplan, the former editor of The New York Observer who hired a then-unknown Candace Bushnell to write a column called "Sex and the City," has died. He was 59.
Kaplan died Friday of cancer in New York City, said his wife, Lisa Chase.
He edited the Observer from 1994 to 2009. The salmon-colored weekly has a reach beyond its circulation of about 50,000 because it is read by the Manhattan-based movers and shakers it covers.
Kaplan was credited with honing the paper's snarky tone and with hiring writers who became influential voices of their era.