James Brady — Reporter, ‘Parade’ Columnist, Page 6 Creator — Dies at 80

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James Brady, the celebrity columnist who created the New York Post’s gossipy Page Six, died Monday. He was 80.

His death was announced by Parade magazine, where he wrote the celebrity profile column “In Step With” for nearly 25 years.

Brady worked until his death on Monday. The cause of his death hasn’t been announced.

His last column will appear Feb. 15. It will feature actor Kevin Bacon.

He was hired by media mogul Rupert Murdoch in 1974 to edit the then-new weekly Star magazine. He later was an associate publisher at the New York Post.

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