Death of Richard Jewell

December 17, 1962 - August 29, 2007
Woodbury, Georgia | Age 44

Security guard erroneously linked to 1996 Atlanta Olympics bombing
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Richard Jewell, the former security guard who was wrongly linked to the 1996 Olympic bombing and then waged a decade-long battle with news organizations to defend his reputation, died at age 44.

Jewell was found dead Wednesday in his west Georgia home. An autopsy was scheduled for Thursday.

"There's no suspicion whatsoever of any type of foul play. He had been at home sick since the end of February with kidney problems," said Meriwether County Coroner Johnny Worley.

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