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Posted 29 April 2015 - 09:47 PM

Sister Mary Ann Walsh, 68, who managed to combine a career as a journalist and media savvy chief spokeswoman for the Catholic church in America with life as a member of The Sisters of Mercy (the religious order, not the rock group), has died of cancer in the hospice adjoining her convent. 


Posted 27 April 2015 - 04:58 PM

Katy Jones, investigative journalist and BAFTA award winning producer, dies at 51. She was involved in the report that led to the current Hillsborough inquiry. http://www.thestar.c...-dies-1-7231784


Posted 27 April 2015 - 03:39 AM

Richard West, freelance correspondent on SE Asia, Latin America, and Africa and regular correspondent for The Spectator has died at 84. http://www.telegraph...r-obituary.html


Fun Fact: He was a first cousin of DDP favourite, Timothy West.


Posted 16 April 2015 - 01:55 PM

Tom Brokaw talks some more about his blood cancer:




His doctors told him in 2013 that his statistical life expectancy is five years, but he will probably beat it.


Posted 16 April 2015 - 01:34 PM

Oles Buzyna, pro-russian ukranian journalist and one-time political candidate, shot dead from a car:




It happened a day after pro-russian ukranian politician Oleh Kalashnikov was found dead at home. As a member of the party of former Ukranian PM Yanukovich, he continues the recent series of fatalities among  that former government.


Posted 15 April 2015 - 07:56 PM

German TV correspondent Klaus Bednarz is dead at 72:


http://www.spiegel.d...-a-1028753.html(link in german)


He was basically the most recognizable foreign correspondent because of his long-time position in Russia. Posted because this year, there've been a lot of relatively important german deaths.


Posted 15 April 2015 - 11:21 AM

Sarah Foot, former journalist and neice of Michael Foot (former Labour leader), has died at 75. http://www.plymouthh...tail/story.html


Edit: Apparently on 28 February, did a search and seems to have been missed? Anyway, Telegraph Obit: http://www.telegraph...r-obituary.html


Posted 09 April 2015 - 04:03 PM

Colin Bloomfield is receiving hospice care.



Posted 02 April 2015 - 11:25 PM

Arnaud de Borchgrave, a Journalist Whose Life Was a Tale Itself, Dies at 88; the son of a Belgian count and a storied foreign correspondent ... twice a best-selling novelist, insisted that he was no saffron-robed Moonie. Mr. de Borchgrave renounced his aristocratic title and became an American citizen in 1957. 


"If he could have, Mr. de Borchgrave, who boasted of his prescience, might have drafted his own obituary. According to Harlan Ullman, a fellow columnist at U.P.I., he came close. “He once joked with me,” Dr. Ullman said, “that his tombstone would read: ‘I knew this would happen.’ ”



Gets an obit in The Independent, the lucky Belgian: http://www.independe...s-10153286.html


Posted 30 March 2015 - 05:14 PM

Watched BBC Breakfast and saw the veteran hack Ann Leslie. Fuck me she's put on a lot of weight! Huge she was. Looked younger though...

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