Death isn't a joking matter. Still, I can't resist saying "Way to go, Bob Caldwell."
The Oregonian newspaper reported Monday that Bob Caldwell, the long-time editor of the editorial pages, died in the apartment of a 23-year-old woman after going into cardiac arrest following a sex act.
The paper had previously reported that Caldwell was found in his parked car.
The paper now says the woman was the one who called 9-1-1 on Saturday to report that Caldwell was unresponsive.
According to the correction published in The Oregonian, the woman told deputies she met Caldwell a year ago at Portland Community College and he provided cash for books and other school expenses, in exchange for sex. According to deputies quoted by the paper, no money was exchanged Saturday and therefore no prostitution charges would be filed.
Caldwell joined The Oregonian as a copy editor in 1983. Before taking his post at the head of the editorial section, he worked as a regional, metro and public editor for The Oregonian. He led the paper's editorial board since November 1995.
Caldwell, who was 63 years old, is survived by his wife and three daughters.
As a fellow 63 year old, I'd like to know what the sex act was. And is it now going to be banned by Obama as part of his preventive medicine efforts under the Affordable Care Act?