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Magazine Exec David Foster Dies

Posted on April 17 2008

We learned late yesterday that David Foster, who was at the helm of Morris Communications’ national outdoors magazines, including Fly Tyer, American Angler and Gray’s Sporting Journal, finally succumbed to the cancer he had been fighting in recent years. As Don Rhodes notes in an Augusta Chronicle obituary, Foster never lost his desire to enjoy one more day in the outdoors: “He wrote in one of his blog postings, ‘Even the last day of your life can have meaning. A warrior friend died recently and I went to see him the day before the last day of his life. He smiled weakly and said, “Dying ain’t so bad. You get to hold the hands of all the people who love you.” Frankly, I would rather be shooting birds, but you gotta give him credit for keeping life going to the very end.'” Steve Walburn, general manager of the Morris Sporting Group of magazines, noted that Foster “fought his disease with incredible determination and courage. David was a friend and mentor to our entire group, and the Morris national magazine division is in large measure part of his legacy.”

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