COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Doug Nye, 69, a former writer and editor for The State and The Columbia Record and a columnist for McClatchy-Tribune News Service, died Sunday morning after battling liver cancer.
Nye retired in 2004 after serving as a sports writer, editor and television editor at both The Columbia Record and The State.
Born in Augusta, Ga., Nye graduated from Furman University in 1964. He spent 35 years with The State and the Columbia Record, serving first as a sports writer, then editor. He was The State's television editor for 17 years.
After retiring in August 2004, Nye continued to write, and also produced a show called "Time Machine" on South Carolina Educational Television. Nye co-wrote a documentary, "When Cowboys Were Kings," that aired on the History Channel in 2003. He also wrote a book, "Those Six-Gun Heroes," about the heyday of the Hollywood cowboy film industry.
Until the beginning of June, Nye wrote a weekly column on new Blu-ray movie releases for MCT News Service.
A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Spring Valley Baptist Church, 91 Polo Road, Columbia.
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