Legendary New York Post headline writer V.A. (Vinnie) Musetto – the man who wrote the infamous headline, “Headless Body in Topless Bar” – died in New York on Tuesday at the age of 74.
Although Musetto was best known for this brilliant and shocking headline, he wrote hundreds of others that rivaled it. His work made the New York Post a smarter, funnier paper, a must-read guilty pleasure that captured and reflected the essence of the Big Apple. His own favorite: Granny Executed in Her Pink Pajamas.
Musetto, who was survived by his wife, daughter and brother, was also a passionate movie lover, who became a movie critic and eventually moved over to the entertainment side of the newspaper.