Dick Tracy writer dies

The Mercury News is reporting that Michael Kilian, the writer behind “Dick Tracy,” died yesterday at age 66. He led an impressive life having been a reporter, columnist, author, and of course the collaborator with Dick Locher on “Dick Tracy.”

Chicago Tribune managing editor James O’Shea called Kilian “a consummate journalist and author, prolific, professional and courageous. He always lent an ear to someone experiencing the frustrations common to our craft. He was a source of inspiration to many who read his columns, articles and books.”