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Award-winning Richmond sports writer Bill Millsaps dies at age 77

Posted at 5:31 PM, Apr 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-11 17:41:37-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Award-winning sports writer and executive at the Richmond Times-Dispatch William H. “Bill” Millsaps Jr. has died.

Nancy Millsaps said her husband died died Friday night at his home. He was 77.

Millsaps worked at the Times-Dispatch from 1966-2005 as a sports writer, sports columnist and sports editor.

He later was named managing editor and then vice president and executive editor.

He won the Red Smith Award, presented by The Associated Press Sports Editors, in 2011 for his contributions to sports journalism.