Obama mourns death of White House photo editor

Obama mourns death of White House photo editor
© Greg Nash
President Obama on Friday mourned the death of long-serving White House photo editor Rick McKay.
 
Obama said McKay “had a knack for telling a good story,” adding the veteran photojournalist became a “trusted member” of his team.
 
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“We thank Rick for sharing his joy and optimism through the photos that will live on through history, the stories that will live on in our hearts, and most of all, for making his time here count,” he said in a statement. 
 
McKay, 61, died Thursday night after battling cancer for several years.
 
He joined the White House staff in 2009 after working more than two decades at the Washington bureau of Cox Newspapers. Before that, he was the first member of USA Today’s photography department. 
 
McKay is survived by his wife, Carol, and two children, Nick and Ally.