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The son of former ABC news anchor Ted Koppel was found dead in New York "after a daylong drinking binge with a man he had just met in a Midtown bar," according to the New York Post.

Andrew Koppel, 40, was declared dead at 1:30 am Monday morning at a Washington Heights apartment. He was an attorney for the New York City Housing Authority's civil litigation division from 2001 to 2008 and had been a student at Georgetown University's law school.

Chris Haney, 59, a onetime newspaper photo editor who was able to quit his day job after he and a partner created the popular Trivial Pursuit board game, died Monday in Toronto. at the age of 59.trivialpursuit.jpg

Mr. Haney and Scott Abbott created the board game in 1979 and released it to market in 1982. In 2008, they sold the game's rights to Hasbro for $80 million. Canada's National Post called the game "one of Canada's most successful cultural exports."

Two poets have passed away in recent days: Peter Orlovsky, an American best known for his long relationship with the Beat poet Allen Ginsberg, and Russian Andrei Voznesensky, who emerged as a powerful voice during the Soviet era after the 1953 death of Josef Stalin.

By Emma Brown  |  June 1, 2010; 9:53 AM ET
Categories:  The Daily Goodbye  | Tags: andrei voznesensky died, andrew koppel died, peter orlovsky died, ted koppel's son died, ted koppel's son dies, trivial pursuit creator chris haney died  
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