U.K. Columnist, Radio/TV Host Miles Kington Dead At 66
January 31, 2008 at 5:48 AM (PT)
Longtime INDEPENDENT columnist and U.K. radio and TV personality MILES KINGTON died WEDNESDAY of pancreatic cancer at 66.
KINGTON wrote for PUNCH magazine and the TIMES OF LONDON before joining the INDEPENDENT upon its 1986 launch; he also hosted shows for BBC RADIO 4 and appeared on an episode of "GREAT RAILWAY JOURNEYS OF THE WORLD." A noted jazz critic, he wrote several books, also becoming well known for his "LET'S PARLER FRANGLAIS" fractured-French humor columns and books.
KINGTON's final column appeared in WEDNESDAY's editions of the INDEPENDENT.