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According to his Facebook and Twitter Simon Ricketts has been ill with shingles for the past week or two.In pain but well enough to travel to Italy tomorrow.He says the shingles is the result of chemo damaging his immune system. 

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1 hour ago, Sean said:

According to his Facebook and Twitter Simon Ricketts has been ill with shingles for the past week or two.In pain but well enough to travel to Italy tomorrow.He says the shingles is the result of chemo damaging his immune system. 

OK I'm calling bullshit.  Shingles is a HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS condition (I just had it last Fall).  No way in hell he would be cleared to fly on a passenger plane after being stupid enough to post his highly contagious condition for all passengers to read.  He either doesn't have shingles or isn't flying.  
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I thought it was odd.My Grandad wouldnt see me for ages when he had shingles.

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Charlie Whebell, former Daily Telegraph sports writer, has died of cancer at 64. In June this year he started a blog called "15 Months" based on how long he was told he had to live. Should have run that past the fact checking desk Charlie.

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Lillian Ross, an American journalist and author who worked at The New Yorker from 1945 until retirement, has died aged 99. Here is The New Yorker's obituary, and here is a profile of her and her husband by the New York Times from last year. The New York Times gives her an obituary.

 

Edit: Daily Mail, The Guardian, The Times obituaries.

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'Journalist' a bit of a misnomer, but where to put this?
 

S.I. Newhouse, the Conde Nast chairman who presided over the magazine world’s glossiest publications and most talked-about editors for more than 40 years, died Sunday. He was 89.

Newhouse’s death was confirmed early Sunday by a family spokesman, according to a report on the website of Vogue, one of the cornerstones of the Newhouse family’s publishing empire.
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(Edit: Maybe CEOs more appropriate?  Meh...feel free to move as necess)

 

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Daphne Galiza, a Maltese journalist who was one of the major voices on the Panama Papers scandal, has been killed by a car bomb. She was 53, and was recently described as a 'one-woman Wiki Leaks' by Politico. Her most recent revelations have pointed fingers at the Maltese PM and 2 of his close aids in a corruption scandal, and her death has been called a 'political murder.'

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Cruising Journalist John Honeywell, also known as Captain Greybeard, dead at 69:

 

http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articles/289834/cruise-journalist-john-honeywell-passes-away-after-short-illness

 

He was a cruising lover and editor of "World of Cruising". He also had a Daily Mirror column for 8 years, and was part of the Telegraph travel team.

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5 hours ago, RishCast said:

Daphne Galiza, a Maltese journalist who was one of the major voices on the Panama Papers scandal, has been killed by a car bomb. She was 53, and was recently described as a 'one-woman Wiki Leaks' by Politico. Her most recent revelations have pointed fingers at the Maltese PM and 2 of his close aids in a corruption scandal, and her death has been called a 'political murder.'

Arrest the butler

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Michele Marsh, a longtime (18 year) New York TV news anchor, who left the business for good nearly 15 years ago, has died. Marsh died Tuesday after a seven-year battle with breast cancer. She was 63.
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iirc she scooped on Michael Jackson's cardiac arrest and Farrah Fawcett's death for TMZ and the like on the same day.

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Les Whitten, An investigative reporter who covered several wars from foreign countries and was the legman for muckraker, Jack Anderson has died at the age of 89... https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/les-whitten-investigative-reporter-arrested-by-fbi-and-spied-on-by-cia-dies-at-89/2017/12/02/3feb4ee6-d7a2-11e7-a986-d0a9770d9a3e_story.html?utm_term=.44510474309b

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Les Whitten, who shared a byline with Jack Anderson on a nationally syndicated newspaper column that mercilessly exposed Washington’s foibles and frauds and who once even spied on J. Edgar Hoover, the director of the F.B.I., died on Saturday in Adelphi, Md. He was 89.

The cause was sepsis, his son Les Whitten III said.

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Amanda Davis, a journalist for CBS 46 news in Atlanta, Georgia has died following a massive stroke at the age of 62.

She has trended on twitter all night it seems.

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Veteran Barbadian journalist and Chairman and Editor Emeritus of the Nation Publishing Company, Harold Hoyte, is hospitalized in Florida, United States after suffering a brain aneurysm on Old Year’s Day.  A spokesperson for the family said Hoyte has since undergone a medical procedure and is now under observation.

Old Year's Day?  er..... Dec 31?
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