Cycle News contributing editor and long-time motorcycle racing journalist and photographer Henny Ray Abrams was found dead in his apartment in New York today, 28th February. Abrams was found at his computer by friends, sent to the apartment after the veteran reporter had failed to reply to emails and phone calls, something which was totally out of character.
Abrams was a respected reporter and well-liked face around the paddock, and had been involved in reporting on motorcycle racing since the 1970s. He was a stalwart of the AMA for a long time, but also reported on MotoGP for a number of publications. His longest association was with Cycle News, both in print and online once the print magazine folded. Readers outside the US will have known him for his contributions to Sport Rider magazine and GPWeek, and latterly, the online version of Cycle News. Abrams also wrote and photographed for non-motorcycle news organizations, including contributing to the AP and Corbis press agencies.
A cause of death is yet to be established, though circumstances suggest Abrams' death was from natural causes. Abrams was 57.
Our heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.