Nikki Finke, Veteran Entertainment Journalist dies at 68

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Nikki Finke, the polarizing entertainment journalist died at 68.

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She founded the website Deadline. 

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She wielded immense power by focusing an acerbic and unrelenting lens on Hollywood.

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Finke died Sunday in Boca Raton, Florida.

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She was suffering from prolonged illness, a family spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter.

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In 2008, Elle magazine named her one of its 25 most influential women in Hollywood.

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Two years later, she was ranked 79th on Forbes’ list of “The World’s Most Powerful Women.”

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Finke sold Deadline to Mail.com Media Corp.

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She took a cut of the site’s ad revenue.

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In 2013, she exited Deadline after editorial clashes with Penske.

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In 2014, she launched yet another media endeavor, NikkiFinke.com

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She married Jeffrey W. Greenberg in 1980, but they divorced in 1982.

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Her memorial services will be private.

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