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Mike Penner Dead, Suicide Suspected

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The LA Times is reporting that veteran sportswriter Mike Penner, 52, was found dead in his Los Angeles home. Suicide was the suspected cause of death.

In 2007 Penner made headlines the world over announcing that he was transsexual and was going by the name Christine Daniels. In 2008 he began using the Mike Penner byline again.

In a world where queer sports writers are very few and far between, this is very sad news. RIP.