Dallas Cowboys: Frank Luksa

Longtime writer/columnist Frank Luksa, 77, dies

October, 23, 2012
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DALLAS -- Frank Luksa, a longtime Dallas sports writer and columnist known for his wry humor and incisive coverage of the Dallas Cowboys, has died. He was 77.

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Elise Daniel said her father died Tuesday at a rehabilitation facility in Plano, where he had been recovering since August after triple-bypass heart surgery.

Luksa's career spanned 40 years, including stints at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Dallas Times Herald and The Dallas Morning News. He retired from the Morning News in 2004.

The Georgetown native began as a beat writer covering the Cowboys during their earliest years in the 1960s and later became a general sports columnist.

Luksa wrote four books on the Cowboys, including one co-authored with Roger Staubach and another with Thomas "Hollywood" Henderson.

A memorial service is planned for Friday.

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