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A Saudi public prosecutor has revealed on state television that a primary investigation into high-profile journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance has confirmed he is dead.

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Paul Zimmerman, the longtime Sports Illustrated NFL writer known as "Dr. Z" (COULD IT BE????) for his analytical approach, died Thursday. He was 86.

NBC Sports football writer Peter King confirmed Zimmerman's death. King worked with Zimmerman at Sports Illustrated, and completed Zimmerman's autobiography, "Dr. Z: The Lost Memoirs of an Irreverent Football Writer."  Zimmerman had three strokes in 2008 that ended his writing career after 29 years as Sports Illustrated's lead pro football writer.
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So I'm thinking we could start a thread "Dr. Z: The Lost Posts of an Irrelevant Death Lister."

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On 18/10/2018 at 13:48, charon said:

 

 

Scots journo Kenneth Roy terminal aged 73.

 

Guaranteed obit.

 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/oct/10/friend-diagnosis-kenneth-roy-journalist-news?CMP=twt_gu

 

 

Dead: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-46094379

 

Awww......

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A former editor-in-chief of ruling Chinese Communist Party newspaper the People’s Daily has died in an apparent suicide after falling 19 floors from the paper's headquarters.

Hu Xin, 66, died on Tuesday after being pronounced dead at the scene of the fall, which came after reports that she had been suffering from insomnia and depression.

A source inside state broadcaster CCTV said Hu had been suffering from depression for at least a decade, and had retired a few years ago.
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Samuel Brittan, former economics editor at The Observer and then a long-time FT columnist, isn't doing too well from what I understand...

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^  Court News is behind a paywall now, but apparently the woman (Michelle Braithwaite, 46) who defrauded the ailing Brittan out of £200k while being a home help type is being allowed trial at home as she's had a severe stroke and is wheelchair bound.

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Imagine spending 60 years telling everyone how economics works, and then getting defrauded by a woman who spent your life's fortune on a burial for her Pomeranian. 

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6 hours ago, Spade_Cooley said:

Samuel Brittan, former economics editor at The Observer and then a long-time FT columnist, isn't doing too well from what I understand...

Daily Mail delivers the goods without a wall:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6483371/Carer-admits-fleecing-117-000-late-Lord-Brittans-Alzheimers-hit-brother.html

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Paul Henderson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist whose investigative research & reporting helped free 14 wrongfully convicted people, has died. He was 79.

 

 

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/obituaries/paul-henderson-pulitzer-prize-winning-seattle-times-reporter-who-championed-the-underdog-dies-at-79/

 

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THE Lancashire Evening Telegraph’s former Parliamentary correspondent David Perry died last week at the age of 73 after a short illness.

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Don Rojas, journalist and activist from St. Vincent and Grenada has multiple myeloma:

https://www.charlestonchronicle.net/2018/12/17/visionary-freedom-fighter-don-rojas-recounts-a-life-of-service/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Rojas

 

His gofundme campaign is supported by Danny Glover.

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51 minutes ago, gcreptile said:

Don Rojas, journalist and activist from St. Vincent and Grenada has multiple myeloma:

https://www.charlestonchronicle.net/2018/12/17/visionary-freedom-fighter-don-rojas-recounts-a-life-of-service/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Rojas

 

His gofundme campaign is supported by Danny Glover.

 

I wonder if Don Rojas is 'getting too old for this shit'

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Natalie Meisler, a former longtime Denver Post sports writer, died Tuesday in her Boulder home of respiratory failure due to cancer. She was 67.

Meisler wrote for the Post from 1977 to 2011, covering a wide array of sports including high school athletics, track and field, and cycling. She excelled, however, covering college sports, especially her beloved University of Colorado, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism in 1973.
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Wesley “Ferrell” Shuck, the former publisher of the Lee’s Summit Journal died Dec. 17 at age 86.
Shuck became a fixture of Lee’s Summit after taking over as publisher of the Journal in 1965, a job he held until 2000.  Before moving to Missouri, he worked at newspapers in Montana and Omaha.
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It may or may not mean the worst, but Simon Ricketts seems to have disappeared from Twitter.

 

He posted this blog post a few days ago, the pertinent words being:

 

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But now my time has come to an end and I will be departing. Not just the newsroom, I’m sorry to say. My illness means I am leaving for good. This terminal cancer has lived up to its name and will be seeing me off very soon.

 

Very sad news if he has died. I liked him a lot on Twitter and he taught me how to wear a crepe urine tray as a hat.

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Sad but not unexpected.Hopefully he can have one last new year with his family and friends.

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I wanted him to be my joker, but did not in the end. Already regretting this.

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