Even though we give the AJC a lot of grief, Furman Bisher was a respected institution in Atlanta sports journalism for many decades. On Sunday, BIsher passed away from an apparent heart attack. Our prayers and thoughts are with Mr. Bisher's family, friends, and colleagues. Requiescat In Pace, Furman Bisher. Update: As usual, Spencer Hall nails it. I don't like to disparage or disrepect those who have just passed away, and his treatment of Bisher's record and legacy is spot-on and appropriate.