An old friend of mine died today. Former Esquire editor, Rust Hills. I knew him back in the 80's and 90's in and around Key West and Miami. Here's a picture from that time. That's Joy Williams, the wonderful writer (Rust's wife, to his right) and Monica Haskell who was then the director of the Key West Literary Seminar.
Rust was a great guy. Funny and down to earth. I remember going with him to a boxing match in Key West, in an old, tiny gym, and everyone there knew Rust and called out hello to him. He wore that dapper white suit, but he was always a blue collar guy.
A fine fine man.