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Brian Friedman dies on the date of Hurricane Ida

BRIAN ROUSSEL FRIEDMAN, a writer and radio journalist, passed away on August 29, 2021. He was 44.


Friedman attended Isidore Newman School from kindergarten through 12th grade and received many academic honors. While at Newman, he was very involved in basketball and landed a place on the varsity basketball roster. as a point guard. 

He later attended Harvard University, where he majored in Social Anthropology. After college, he was a contributing writer for the Times-Picayune and also wrote interesting articles for NolaVie. He conducted  once-a-month radio interviews. In addition, he was involved with “Excite All Star” athletic programs for youths.

Friedman wrote and produced a screenplay for a movie, “The King of New Orleans.”  The film received honors at the New Orleans, Memphis, Santa Fe, and Napa Valley film festivals.

Known for his sense of humor, Friedman was always ready to encourage or cheer up others and was a good friend to most everyone he met.

He is survived by his parents, Linda N. and Richard S. Friedman. A private funeral service was held.

In honor of Brian, contributions can be made to Isidore Newman School, Touro Synagogue, the International OCD Foundation or a charity of your own choice.

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