Celebrity Deaths in Journalism

  • Richard C. Hottelet (2014)

    Richard C. Hottelet

    By STEPHEN SINGER, The Associated PressHARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Richard C. Hottelet, the last of the original "Murrow's Boys," the pioneering group of wartime journalists hired by CBS radio newsman Edward R. Murrow, has died. He was 97.CBS News spokesman Kevin Tedesco said that Hottelet died early Wednesday morning at his home in Wilton.Hottelet was a foreign correspondent for the United Press in...

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  • Michel du Cille (2014)

    Michel du Cille

    The Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Photojournalist Michel du Cille, a three-time Pulitzer Prize winner who recently captured compelling images of Ebola patients and their caretakers, died in Liberia while on assignment for The Washington Post. He was 58.Executive Editor Martin Baron sent a statement to the newspaper staff informing them of du Cille's death. Baron called du Cille "a beloved...

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  • Bryan Burwell, 59 (1955 - 2014)

    Bryan Burwell

    e Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — Bryan Burwell, a longtime sports columnist with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, died Thursday after a short battle with cancer. He was 59. The newspaper made the announcement on its website, stltoday.com. Sports editor Roger Hensley said in a statement that Burwell was one of the most well-respected journalists in his field. "As great as Bryan was as a...

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  • William Heath (2014)

    William Heath

    By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, The Associated PressALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (AP) — William Heath, an award-winning journalist and former bureau chief for The Associated Press who oversaw news coverage during some of Latin America's most turbulent times, has died. He was 78.Heath, who headed AP bureaus in Peru, Venezuela and Argentina, died Saturday at a New Mexico hospital as a result of complications...

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  • Juan Carlos Llorca (2014)

    Juan Carlos Llorca

    The Associated PressEL PASO, Texas (AP) — Juan Carlos Llorca, a veteran Associated Press journalist who covered immigration and the drug war along the U.S.-Mexico border, and whose reporting on illegal international adoptions helped prompt national reforms in Guatemala, has died at age 40.Llorca collapsed at his home Monday in El Paso, Texas, and was rushed to a hospital, but he was pronounced...

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