I lost a great friend this week. He was a friend I had never met in person and who I had only know for a couple of years. But during that time, we became friends and even entered a business relationship.
Bob Andelman was only 59. From the St. Petersburg Catalyst Obituary:
Journalist and author Bob Andelman, a longtime presence in St. Petersburg media, died Monday after a short battle with a rare form of cancer. He was 59.
A former music and culture writer for the Tampa Bay Times (when it was called the St. Petersburg Times) and the now-defunct Tampa Tribune, Andelman also covered area music for Tampa Bay Weekly, Pulse and Players. His byline appeared in Newsweek and Business Week.
He was the author or co-author of 16 books spanning a range of topics including sports, business, entertainment and even self-help.
Andelman was known internationally for his Mr. Media interviews with writers, musicians, celebrities and others…
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