IVAN Malcolm Lee, who edited the Examiner for 15 years, has died.
Mr Lee, who was 75, died yesterday in Kirkwood Hospice at Dalton.
He was the newspaper's seventh editor, taking over from Mr Richard Harrison in 1976 and holding the post until 1991.
The son of a previous editor, Mr Alfred Lee, Ivan Lee joined the Examiner in 1947 as a reporter.
He later worked as a sub editor and assistant news editor before being appointed news editor in 1965.
He then worked as production editor and as director of planning and development before taking the editor's chair in April 1976.
Mr Lee's journalistic career saw him travel to many countries in his role as forces correspondent.
He was also a director of the Examiner's parent company, Joseph Woodhead and Sons Ltd, becoming chairman in 1985.
Away from his newspaper career, Mr Lee served as a magistrate for many years, sitting in Huddersfield courts.
He was also a volunteer at the Kirkwood Hospice in Dalton for many years and had also received the National Blood Service gold award for donating 50 pints of blood.
Mr Lee, of Edgerton, leaves a widow, Mary, and four children, Marcus, David, Mandy and John.
Funeral details will be confirmed later.
* An obituary will appear in Tuesday's EXAMINER.