A note to our readers: The Times has lifted its paywall on Jonathan Gold coverage

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Los Angeles Times owners Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong and his wife, Michele, said in a note to the staff today about the death of Jonathan Gold: “Jonathan was a national treasure. He was the only food writer to win a Pulitzer Prize for his lyrical accounts of the Los Angeles food scene. He represented the best of L.A. He captured the stories of Los Angeles’ communities and inspired people across the vast expanse of L.A. to explore our city.”

To help you explore Jonathan Gold’s Los Angeles, we have lifted the paywall on our coverage of his death from pancreatic cancer and the many tributes to his legacy — as well as his guide to L.A.’s 101 Best Restaurants. Here is The Times’ developing coverage:

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Gold’s reviews were playful, passionate and a fine reflection of the city he roamed. Here’s a sampling »

Jonathan Gold | 1960 – 2018 »

Notable Los Angeles Times restaurant reviews by Jonathan Gold »

We all live in Jonathan Gold’s Southern California »

Tell us how Jonathan Gold shaped your L.A. experience »