Big Time Listings would like to extend its heartfelt condolences to New York Post reporter Jennifer Gould Keil and three children on the loss of their husband and father (and our longtime friend), the New York Post's fine celebrity real estate columnist Braden Keil, who passed away last night at age 53.
Braden succumbed after a long battle with a malignant form of skin cancer, which he had written about in the New York Post back in 2007.
Braden began writing his "Gimme Shelter" column for the New York Post in 2000. Even though our work on the celebrity real estate beat (as the Chicago Tribune's "Upper Bracket" columnist from 1998 until 2004) predated Braden's "Gimme Shelter" column), his work inspired us immensely both at the Tribune and on this blog. He was a spirited competitor and a true gentleman, and we will miss him and his work immensely.
Services will be held Friday at 11:30 a.m. at the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Chapel at 1076 Madison Avenue at 81st Street in Manhattan.