Daily News cartoonist Bill Gallo dies

Updated: May 12, 2011, 6:39 PM ET

NEW YORK -- Bill Gallo, a cartoonist and columnist for the New York Daily News, whose playful characters included that of New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner as General Von Steingrabber, has died. He was 88.

Gallo, who worked for the paper for seven decades, died Tuesday from complications of pneumonia at White Plains Hospital, the Daily News reported Tuesday.

"His death closed a chapter in the storied history of The News," said Daily News chairman and publisher ...

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