Anthony Marquez, 55

Anthony Marquez, Los Angeles Bureau chief for the Associated Press, died Feb. 9, 2016, due to complications from cancer, the Los Angeles Times reported. He was 55.

Marquez had been the AP’s L.A. chief since 2003. Previously, he was assistant bureau chief in San Francisco and had worked for the San Jose Mercury News and Contra Costa Times in Walnut Creek.

“Anthony was such an impressive person,” said Gary Pruitt, AP president and CEO. “He exemplified the very best of AP: high journalistic standards, impeccable business ethics, treating everyone with respect.”