Steve Griffiths, a former Fresno (Calif.) Bee editor, travel agent and fan of Broadway shows, has died from complications of a leg infection. He was 49.
He died early Thursday at Adventist Medical Center in Hanford following a two-year struggle that included a lengthy hospital stay in December and January, said his father, Fred Griffiths.
Mr. Griffiths, a resident of Lemoore, began his news career while in his teens. At 17, he covered the 1984 Republican National Convention in Dallas – at which he was also a youth delegate – for the Hanford Sentinel.