Helen Gurley Brown Dead at 90

Helped give Cosmopolitan its identity.


Former Cosmopolitan Editor Helen Gurley Brown died Monday. She was 90. Hearst, which published Cosmo, sent out a press release and obituary that shares highlights from Gurley Brown's rich and accomplished life. "Life here will somehow not seem the same without her near-daily arrival at 300 West 57th Street," writes Frank Bennack, Hearst CEO. A recent New York Times Magazine story about Cosmopolitan also noted Brown's ongoing presence at the magazine: