Brooklyn Eagle's Dennis Holt, dean of Brooklyn reporters, dies at 77

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Dennis Holt, longtime columnist and staff writer for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle and sister publications including the Brooklyn Heights Press, died on Thursday after complications from a fall in his home on May 14.

Mr. Holt was 77 years old.

He suffered broken ribs and a blow to the head, made worse by one of his medications, a blood thinner.

After serving many years as press advisor to a number of elected officials, including former Rep. Stephen Solarz, Mr. Holt was one of the founding editors of the award-winning Brooklyn Phoenix newspaper in 1972. In the mid-1990s, when the Brooklyn Daily Eagle was revived and merged with the existing Brooklyn Daily Bulletin, Mr. Holt became a senior editor and columnist.

He was an active contributor to the Eagle family of publications until his fall, writing the "Brooklyn Broadside" column and other features.

Plans for a memorial service are pending.

More about Mr. Holt’s remarkable career will follow in Monday's Daily Eagle, and at

June 7, 2012 - 9:05pm



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