There's more news available today about the death of beer writer Michael Jackson. It appears he died of a heart attack at his home in west London on Thursday. Oddly, most major newspapers in Jackson's home country seem not to have noted his passing (Did the story break too late? The Morning Advertiser seems to have broken the story at 5 p.m. GMT Thursday).
Fortunately, the Washington Post, and a number of other newspapers carried a story from the Associated Press. There's also an excellent feature obituary from the Philadelphia Daily News, by beer columnist Don Russell. It's there I learned a heartening bit of info: Jackson's first career was in newspapers, and he started writing about beer on the side.