The Hearst corporate site has an obituary for editor-in-chief Jay Kennedy on its Web page (left hand side of the page, under "News").
Dave Astor writes about Mr. Kennedy's life at Editor and Publisher.
Brian Fies, whose eloquence is superior to mine, writes about him at his blog.
He was, as so many cartoonists told me on the phone, and as I read on the blogs, a gracious gentleman who knew his stuff. This is truly a sad loss.