Longtime Court journalist David Pike dies; November 5, 2007
David Pike, who covered the Supreme Court for 11 years for the Los Angeles Daily Journal, died Monday night at his home in Washington, D.C., after suffering a heart attack. He was 68 years old. Pike had spent much of his career as a courthouse journalist, covering the U.S. District Court and the D.C. Circuit Court for the Washington Star. He later covered legal news for the National Law Journal, and was the first first-time journalist at the Supreme Court for the Los Angeles Daily Journal. He retired at the end of 2004, and was succeeded on the “beat” by Brent Kendall.
David and Caroline Gabel were to be married during Thanksgiving week.
He collapsed at home after being released Monday from a hospital, where he had surgery that was unrelated to any heart condition. Emergency medical aides were unable to revive him.