David Fox

The body of film reporter and former Daily Variety writer David Fox was found Jan. 26 at his Hollywood home. He’d been on medical leave for about a month from the L.A. Times, but the exact day and cause of death have not yet been determined. He would have been 46 Jan. 29.

Fox graduated from Cal State Fresno in 1972, and began his journalism career at the Lodi News Sentinel, where he worked from 1973-76.

He joined Daily Variety in 1977 as a copy editor, doubling as a reviewer; he moved into the post of business reporter a few years later.

In 1983, he was named assistant editor of the Times’ Sunday Calendar, a job he held through ’90. He then became a film industry reporter, covering the pic business and taking special pride in his coverage of the Oscars, which he handled through 1993. Most recently, he worked for the Times as a staff writer.

He is survived by his mother and sister.

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