An Appreciation

Losing a member of our work family can be as devastating as losing a blood relative, and that is why so many of us here at TIME wept when we learned last week that Brigid O'Hara-Forster had suddenly died of a brain aneurysm in London.

Brigid began working at TIME in 1968 as secretary to managing editor Henry Grunwald, and soon became a reporter-researcher in the World section. As the section's head researcher for 10 years, she wisely helped guide our coverage of summits, foreign elections, countless Middle East crises and (almost countless) changes in the Kremlin.

In 1996...

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