Ad Biz Buzz King Silenced.

Chicago Tribune columnist, George Lazarus, who's been covering the local ad scene for almost 40 years, was found dead on his commuter train Friday morning, September 8th. He was 68.

A tireless power luncher, scene maker and shmoozer, the lengths to which he'd go for a scoop are legendary.

He combined this passion with an encyclopedic knowledge of the ad biz and its players to make his daily column required reading (the sooner the better).

His buzz resonated in agency halls throughout the city. Its absence will be deafening come Monday morning. For more about the passing of this phenomena, click here.

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