Condé Nast Legend Steve Florio Dies

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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Former Condé Nast President and CEO Steve Florio died yesterday from a heart attack. Florio, 58, underwent cardiac surgery eight years ago, but never fully recovered; heart problems subsequently forced him to take a premature leave from his post at Condé.

As has already been noted, Florio, in addition to being the one-time top dog at both the New Yorker and GQ, is perhaps best known for almost using his quarter-century career at 4 Times Square as grist for a tell-all, which, had it been published, would have dished about the real-life Mr. Big (former Vogue and GQ publisher Ronald A. Galotti).

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