Robert O'Rourke, Caltech spokesman was 72

robert-orourke-caltech.jpgRobert L. "Bob" O'Rourke, familiar to many journalists as the head of Caltech's communications office from 1986 to 2009, died Tuesday at home in Pasadena. He "used his personal battle with pulmonary fibrosis to raise national awareness of the little-known disease," the Star-News says. O'Rourke underwent a lung transplant in February. He would have turned 73 on New Year's Day. Here is Caltech's release.

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