Michael E. Yockel, Baltimore City Paper editor and music critic, dies


Michael E. Yockel, former Baltimore City Paper editor and music critic who later became a freelance writer and editor for numerous publications, died of complications following cancer surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Monkton resident was 71.

“Michael was a fiercely independent thinker and writer, with a warm kind heart and sharp wit,” wrote award-winning Baltimore filmmaker Richard Chisholm in an email. “With his passing, Baltimore has lost another piece of its intellectual soul.”

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