Doyle's family says he died early on the morning of May 12 with his daughter at his side.
Doyle began his career as a reporter with the Windsor Star, worked as a parliamentary and foreign correspondent with The Canadian Press, then as managing editor at Maclean's.
After becoming the founding editor of the FP News Service in Ottawa, Doyle then spent two years as an editor with Newsweek before returning to Toronto as Maclean's editor-in-chief from 1982-93.
After Maclean's, he brought Bloomberg Business News to Canada — serving as its Canadian bureau chief and editor — before moving on to spend three years as the editor at the C.D. Howe Institute.
Doyle retired as the executive director of public affairs at the University of Windsor.
Doyle's family says in lieu of flowers donations to the University of Windsor's Kevin Doyle Scholarship Award in Digital Journalism are welcome.