I was saddened to learn that my good friend and collaborator died yesterday in Canada at age 80 after a courageous battle with a long illness.

George was a true giant and will be missed by many. He was a fearless journalist and a quick wit. I was a first-hand witness to George’s skill and tireless drive while working together on “Vengeance.”

George was truly a force to be reckoned with. He touched many and I will cherish him and his work always.

A colleague of mine who assisted with “Vengeance” responded to the news, “George was part of a fascinating chapter in my life. RIP.”

Jonas emigrated from Hungary to Canada in 1956. He went to work for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as a producer and spent over three decades at the public broadcaster. Jonas produced “Scales of Justice” on radio and TV. The series recounted famous crimes. Jonas authored several other books, plays and a memoir. Most recently, Jonas was a columnist for Canada’s National Post.


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