Jeff Kaye, Former THR European Editor, Dies at 57

Veteran journalist had joined Current as a senior editor last month.

Jeff Kaye, a former European Editor for The Hollywood Reporter, died Feb. 11 of a heart attack in Bethesda, Md. He was 57.

Kaye recently joined Current magazine as a senior editor and had finished work on his third issue the previous night.

During his career, Kaye also served as a reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner and covered the TV industry for TV Guide and the Los Angeles Times. He edited CTW, a computer games publication, and managed content for World Online Ltd. and British Telecom Openworld during the dot-com bubble.

Kaye was based in London for THR from about 1993 until 2000 and covered several Cannes Film Festivals, among other industry events.

In 2010, Kaye co-wrote Funding Journalism in the Digital Age: Business Models, Strategies, Issues and Trends, which has been adopted as a text by colleges in a number of countries.

Survivors include his wife Alexandra, recently appointed Washington bureau chief of The Times of London; sons Jackson and Nathan and daughter Hannah; and sisters Roberta, Susan and Jennifer.

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