Former ‘Toronto Star’ Publisher Dies

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(AP) David Jolley, the former publisher of The Toronto Star and past president of The Canadian Press, is dead at age 60.

Jolley died Monday in his cottage northeast of Toronto after having a heart attack in his sleep.

He was named publisher at the Star, Canada’s top-selling daily, in 1988 and worked there until he left the newspaper and its parent company, Torstar Corp., in 1994.

“David made a major contribution to the Star‘s growth and development during the years he was president and I developed much respect and admiration for his work,” said Beland Honderich, Torstar’s former chairman.

In 1995, Jolley was named president of Canadian Press, and resigned a year later.

A graduate of the University of Toronto, Jolley also received a master’s degree in business administration from Stanford University. He founded a consulting firm before getting into the newspaper business in 1978 when FP Publications hired him to develop strategies for the Winnipeg Free Press, Vancouver Sun, Calgary Albertan, and Ottawa Journal.

Survivors include his wife, Jennifer; two sons, Brian and Malcolm; and a sister, Linda.

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