ShareTweetEmail Legendary conservative journalist and author PJ O’Rourke has passed away at age 74. Vice President and spokeswoman Deb Seager from O’Rourke’s publisher Grove Atlantic confirmed his passing to NBC News. “Our dear friend and cherished Grove Atlantic author P. J. O’Rourke passed away this morning from complications of lung cancer,” Seager said. O’Rourke published 16 books had two #1 New York Times Bestsellers, “Give War a Chance” and “Parliament of Whores”. He also served as editor-in-chief of the National Lampoon during the 1970’s. His writing also appeared in Vanity Fair, Car and Driver, Rolling Stone and Playboy.