According to a story in The Gazette, award-winning Ottawa Sun journalist Earl McRae has passed away at the age of 69. Mr. McRae was nominated for 9 National Magazine Awards for sports writing, winning Gold twice, in 1977 and 1978 for his work in The Canadian magazine. He also wrote two books and three film documentaries. The Sun and Ottawa Citizen also have obituaries. Earl McRae and his impressive, inspiring commitment to sports writing will be missed.