Penner dies; went public as transsexual

Updated: November 28, 2009, 4:11 PM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- Veteran Los Angeles Times sports writer Mike Penner, who attracted national attention when he announced two years ago he was a transsexual and was changing his name to Christine Daniels, has died at age 52, the newspaper reported Saturday.

The Times said Penner was found dead at his Los Angeles home and the cause of death was believed to be suicide. He had returned to using the name Mike Penner and was a columnist for the newspaper at the time of his death. A Times spokeswoman ...

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