National Review, Wired and former LA Times columnist Cathy Seipp died earlier this evening after a five-year bout with lung cancer. Seipp, a nonsmoker, was diagnosed five years ago and determined to beat either the disease or at least forestall the inevitable until her daughter went to college (the latter happened).
If you don't know who Seipp is, you've missed out on some sharp columns -- often targeting the decline and fall of the LA Times. A cyber-remembrance page is linked in the title of this post -- and it is an appropriate remembrance for one of LA's most prominent and trend-beating bloggers. A remembrance from a former comrade-in-arms is here, and the Times' own obit is here.