Mike Barnes, writing for The Hollywood Reporter:
Robert Osborne, the former columnist for The Hollywood Reporter who as the genial and scholarly host of Turner Classic Movies became a beloved icon to a legion of groupies with gray hair, died Monday in New York, the cable network announced. He was 84.
David Staller, his longtime partner, told The Hollywood Reporter that Osborne died in his sleep in his apartment from natural causes.
Sad news. I'm a big fan of classic film, and TCM has long been one of my favorite channels.