AP has word this morning that 32-year-old Mohan Seneviratne, who dove into a sandbar during the Polar Bear Club's New Year's Day swim off Coney Island, has died. He was a producer on Hearst Magazines' digital project, and he'd recently been working on the Esquire.com redesign, set to launch in the spring. "Mohan was one of those smart, funny people who brightened rooms with his thousand-watt smile," Eric Gillin, editor of Esquire.com, told Daily Intel. "He had that rare combination of intellect and wit that will be sorely missed."
Journalist Dies After Polar Bear Swim [AP via Newsradio88]