Local man, former publisher dies

Alan Stiles, the former publisher of Men’s Fitness and Esquire magazines, has died after being struck by a commuter train. He was 54.

Stiles parked his Hyundai Veracruz along the Massachusetts Turnpike then apparently walked into the path of the oncoming train after it left Boston’s South Station last Friday. Joe Pesaturo, spokesman for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, says the train carried 240 passengers; none was injured.

Stiles, of Nashua, had a long career in magazines.

He helped relaunch Men’s Fitness, where he worked as publisher from 2003-04. He also helped launch ESPN The Magazine and served as publisher at Esquire and a top executive at Vanity Fair and GQ.

– The Associated Press