Death of David Oliver Relin

December 12, 1962 - November 14, 2012
Portland, Oregon | Age 49

'Three Cups of Tea' co-author dies at 49
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JEFF BARNARD, The Associated Press

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — David Oliver Relin, co-author of the best-selling book "Three Cups of Tea," said in legal filings about a year before his recent suicide that his career suffered from allegations of lies in the story of a humanitarian who built schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Relin committed suicide in the rural community of Corbett near Portland last month, according to the deputy Multnomah County medical examiner, Peter...

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