ABC News Producer Nicholas Regush Dies

Oct. 29, 2004 — -- Nicholas Regush, an Emmy-nominated journalist who for six years produced medical features for ABC News' World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, has died.

Regush, 58, died in his hometown of Montreal on Oct. 14, two weeks after suffering a severe heart attack.

In his popular column for called "Second Opinion," he provided provocative assessments of the stories behind medical and science news.

The author of many books and magazine articles, Regush was also an award-winning investigative journalist who worked for "The Montreal Gazette" for 12 years until he joined ABC News, producing for shows such as Day One, Nightline, and later, World News Tonight with Peter Jennings.

In 2002, Regush returned to Montreal to concentrate on his book projects and his Internet site Red Flags, a popular health Web site.

Regush is survived by his wife, Barbara Lewis.