PJ O’Rourke was an American political satirist and journalist. O’Rourke was the H. L. Mencken Research Fellow at the libertarian Cato Institute and a regular correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly, The American Spectator, and The Weekly Standard, and frequent panelist on National Public Radio’s game show Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! He was a columnist at The Daily Beast from 2011 to 2016.
In the UK, he was known as the face of a long-running series of television advertisements for British Airways in the 1990s. He authored 16 books, including three that made The New York Times Best Seller list. The Forbes Media Guide Five Hundred, 1994 states, “O’Rourke’s original reporting, irreverent humor, and crackerjack writing makes for delectable reading. He never minces words or pulls his punches, whatever the subject.
PJ O’Rourke Cause Of Death
PJ O’Rourke died from lung cancer on February 15, 2022, at age, 74. In September 2008, O’Rourke announced that he had been diagnosed with treatable anal cancer, from which he expected “a 95% chance of survival.