LA music and food critic Jonathan Gold ’82 passes away

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UCLA Alpert is looking back at the legacy of beloved LA music and food critic Jonathan Gold ’82, who passed away this past Saturday at age 57 from pancreatic cancer.

Gold grew up in a household that embraced the arts and spent much of his childhood in his room playing the cello, leading him to attend UCLA and receiving a degree in music history. It was Gold’s love for music that led him to become music editor at LA Weekly. He went on to contribute to Rolling Stone, other major music publications before taking up food criticism in 1986, winning the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for criticism before becoming the chief critic at The Los Angeles Times. He will be missed.

Learn more about Gold’s life from the LA Times.