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Stiles, ex-publisher of Men's Fitness, dead at 54

Stiles, ex-publisher of Men's Fitness, dead at 54

Alan Stiles, the former publisher of Men's Fitness and Esquire magazines, has died after being struck by a commuter train. He was 54.
Stiles parked his Hyundai Veracruz along the Massachusetts Turnpike then apparently walked into the path of the oncoming train after it left Boston's South Station last Friday. The train carried 240 passengers; none was injured, said Joe Pesaturo, spokesman for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority.
Stiles, of Nashua, New Hampshire, had a long career in magazines.
He helped re-launch Men's Fitness, where he worked as publisher from 2003-04. He also helped launch ESPN The Magazine and served as publisher at Esquire and a top executive at Vanity Fair and GQ.
"He was just a very astute businessman and good at what he did," said Marlene Kahan, the executive director of the American Society of Magazine Editors.
"He certainly left a mark wherever he was and certainly touched a lot of lives businesswise and otherwise," she said.


Updated : 2020-12-03 12:37 GMT+08:00