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Premature deaths of journalists, not necessarily suspicious


Assassinated journalists on Wikispooks

Wikispooks pageBornDiedSummaryDescription
Hrant Dink15 September 1954January 2007Author
Francisco Ortiz Franco195422 June 2004JournalistMexican journalist assassinated within months of starting to write about drug trafficking.
Daphne Caruana Galizia26 August 196416 October 2017Journalist
The Maltese journalist and blogger who exposed the Panama Papers. Assassinated in 2017 by a car bomb
Michael Hastings28 January 198018 June 2013JournalistAmerican journalist, author, contributing editor to Rolling Stone and reporter for BuzzFeed.
Bill Hunter2 November 192823 April 1964Journalist
JFK/Assassination/Premature death
A reported who investigated the JFK assassination. Shot dead by a policeman, reportedly accidentally.
Jamal Khashoggi13 October 19582 October 2018Author
assassinated journalist
Paul Klebnikov3 June 19639 July 2004Journalist
Otakhon Latifi18 March 193622 September 1998Journalist
Tajik Peace making politician. Assassinated in 1998
Walter Liggett14 February 18869 December 1935Journalist
Assassinated American journalist
Anna Politkovskaya30 August 19587 October 2006Author
Russian apartment bombings/Premature death
A staunch opponent of the Second Chechen War who was assassinated.
Walther Rathenau29 September 186724 June 1922Journalist
German Foreign Minister assassinated in office after signing the Treaty of Rapallo with the USSR.
Yuri Shchekochikhin9 June 19503 July 2003Author
Russian apartment bombings/Premature death
A member of the ill-fated Kovalev Commission who was assassinated.
Peter R. de Vries14 November 195615 July 2021Whistleblower
A Dutch former army sergeant turned journalist, controversial as friend and associate of leading Dutch gatekeepers on conspiracy theories, criminal lawyers and criminals, including Klaas Bruinsma. Uncovered dozens of cases of corruptions or cover ups by criminals and the government, including on Mabel van Oranje and revealing Inlichtingen en Operatiën. Shot dead in 2021.


Murdered journalists on Wikispooks

Wikispooks pageBornDiedSummaryDescription
Jill Dando9 November 196126 April 1999Journalist
Television presenter
News presenter
A high profile BBC TV presenter shot dead in front of her house.
Viktoria Marinova19 August 19886 October 2018JournalistMarinova was an investigative journalist. After an interesting segment on alleged fraud with EU funds by businessmen and politicians - promising to uncover more about those individuals next week - Marinova was murdered in the most popular place for joggers in the city of Ruse. Although deemed a rape and murder, some of her belongings have never been found.
Mary Pinchot Meyer14 October 192012 October 1964Journalist
JFK/Assassination/Premature death
Wife of Cord Meyer, lover of JFK, murdered in 1964.
Jonathan MoyleMarch 1990Journalist
Anson NgJuly 1991JournalistA British reporter for the Financial Times was was assassinated in his bathtub after investigating the BCCI.
Amiram Nir8 December 195030 November 1988Spook
Deep state actor
Mossad Iran Contra figure who was murdered in 1988 and whose documents were subsequently mopped up by unidentified spooks.
Mino Pecorelli14 September 192820 March 1979Journalist
Brian Downing Quig194516 June 2003Researcher


Other prematurely deceased journalists on Wikispooks

Wikispooks pageBornDiedSummaryDescription
Leonard Beaton20 June 19299 June 1971JournalistDied aged 41, three years after attending the 1968 Bilderberg. His book, The Reform of Power, was posthumously published in 1972.
Maksim Borodin15 April 2018JournalistRussian journalist who fell to his death from his apartment in unclear circumstances
Artyom Borovik13 September 19609 March 2000Journalist
Russian apartment bombings/Premature death
A Russian journalist who was interested in the Russian apartment bombings. Died in a plane crash
Andrew Breitbart1 February 19691 March 2012Journalist
A political commentator who died of "heart failure" after exposing Anthony Weiner's sexting
Michael Corbin29 April 195518 March 2008Author
Radio host
Hans Engen22 August 19126 April 1966Diplomat
Permanent Representative of Norway to the United Nations for 5 years, reportedly died in a skiing accident
Hiroshi Hasegawa15 October 2001Journalist
9-11/Premature death
An "exceptionally erudite" TV commentator who publicly urged caution about the claim that 9/11 was a Muslim led operation. His sudden death the next month was little reported by corporate media.
Jon Hellevig26 February 196226 May 2020Journalist
Erik Izraelewicz6 February 195427 November 2012Author
Editor-in-chief in many newspapers
Steve Kangas11 May 19618 February 1999Whistleblower
A spook turned whistleblower who was one of the first political campaigners on the internet. Probably murdered by the US Deep state.
Dorothy Kilgallen3 July 19138 November 1965Journalist
JFK/Assassination/Premature death
A famous journalist who became interested in the JFK assassination and who died in suspicious circumstances of a drug overdose
Otto Lacis22 June 19343 November 2005Journalist
Russian apartment bombings/Premature death
A member of the ill-fated Kovalev Commission who died in a car crash.
David McGowan25 March 196023 November 2015Author
A dogged researcher into the vast deceptions of power since well before 9-ll. McGowan has solid claim to being The First 9-11 Sceptic
Christopher Sign197612 June 2021Journalist
Clinton body count
Journalist who broke story of Bill Clinton meeting Loretta Lynch in June 2016; died in June 2021. Declared suicide.
Merriman Smith10 February 191313 April 1970Journalist
JFK/Assassination/Premature death
Put the first story about the JFK Assassination on the UPI newswire. Supposedly shot himself.
Craig Spence194110 November 1989Journalist
Franklin child prostitution ring/Premature death
Deep state actor
A lobbyist who ran a call-boy ring for purposes of sexual blackmail, also implicated in the Franklin child prostitution ring. Died suddenly.
Hunter S. Thompson18 July 193720 February 2005Author
9-11/Premature death
A prominent writer, openly critical of the US government. While writing an expose of 9/11 when he was found dead.
Victor Thorn1 August 19621 August 2016Author
9-11/Premature death
A journalist and reporter who wrote many books on deep politics, including two on involvement of the Mossad and zionists in the events of 9-11. Died of a shot to the head in 2016.
Udo Ulfkotte20 January 196013 January 2017Journalist
Former editor of a German broadsheet who exposed press corruption while also subscribing to an Islamophobic narrative.
Joe Vialls194417 July 2005Researcher
An internet journalist who cricitised commercially controlled media, and suffered a premature death,
André Vltchek196322 September 2020Author
Andre Vltchek is a philosopher, novelist, filmmaker and investigative journalist.
Gary Webb31 August 195510 December 2004Journalist
CIA/Drug trafficking/Premature death
Clearly exposed the CIA's complicity in drug smuggling, simultaneously demonstrating the controlled nature of the US corporate media. He died from two gunshots to the head in 2004 which was ruled a suicide