Pat Bruno, who served as restaurant critic for the Sun-Times for 27 years, died Tuesday night after a long battle with brain cancer. Bruno, 78, announced last year, after parting ways with the paper, that he had a rare form of brain cancer called glioblastoma multiforme that only affects two or three people out of every 100,000.
Despite being diagnosed in 2009 and battling the disease for the last few years, Bruno didn't think he was dealt a negative hand. When he revealed he had cancer in the Washington Post, he looked back at his rich life and said, "Bad Luck? I hardly think so." Bruno is survived by his wife, Gale, and his two daughters, Carol and Patricia." Our thoughts go out to his family.
· Pat Bruno, Sun-Times Restaurant Critic, Has Died [Sun-Times]
· Former Sun-Times Critic Pat Bruno Battles Brain Cancer [~EChi~]
· Longtime Sun-Times Food Critic Pat Bruno Fired [~EChi~]
· Brain Cancer at Age 77 Doesn't Stop Writer From Going on With a Good Life [WaPo]