NEW YORK – P.J. O’Rourke, the prolific writer and satirist who re-fashioned the irreverence and “Gonzo” journalism of the 1960s counterculture into a distinctive brand name of conservative and libertarian commentary, has died at age 74.
O’Rourke died Tuesday morning, in accordance to Grove Atlantic Inc. Publications publisher and president Morgan Entrekin. The cause was problems from lung most cancers.
Patrick Jake O’Rourke was a Toledo, Ohio, native who evolved from very long-haired university student activist to wavy-haired scourge of his aged liberal beliefs, with some of his more greatly browse takedowns appearing in a founding counterculture publication, Rolling Stone.