Newspaper Reporter George Cantor Dies

69 year old George Cantor has died after battling prostate cancer.

George Cantor was a Free Press sports reporter, a longtime Detroit News columnist, a Detroit Tigers lover and he did a regular radio commentary for many years on WWJ Newsradio 950, according to WWJ producer and former colleague Tim Kiska.

After leaving daily journalism in 2003, Cantor continued to write about sports, and authored a number of books about the Tigers and University of Michigan football, according to the Detroit News.

At The News, he wrote a popular Saturday column where he weighed in on local issues.

“He was a high-class reporter. Whatever he did, he did a good job at,” former columnist Pete Waldmeir told the Detroit News. “He was a very talented writer. He could handle any assignment you gave him. He was very low on ego. He was just an all-around good guy.”

Cantor also taught at Oakland University.

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  • judith goldstein

    George was a dear soul who will be missed by his many friends and fans. May his memory be for a blessing.

  • BlackCowboyStudBrett1953

    Damn!!!George Cantor was my boy!!!

  • Nancy Liefer

    For the last seven years George Cantor’s heart-warming, wonderful articles in the Detroit Jewish News were priceless. He will be missed by the entire community.

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