Sean Hoare, News of the World Whistleblower, Found Dead Amid Murdoch Hacking Scandal: 'Not Suspicious'
Now there's a dead body involved. In the juiciest twist yet, at least for non-media obsessives, the man who helped reignite the investigation into News Corporation's widespread, long-known-about phone hacking was found lifeless in his UK home on Monday. Sean Hoare, who told the New York Times Magazine last year that Andy Coulson, former NotW editor and David Cameron adviser, knew all about the illegal snooping, had a history with drugs and alcohol, but was a source on the ways of Rupert Murdoch and co. as recently as last week. "The death is currently being treated as unexplained, but not thought to be suspicious," the Guardian reports. "Police investigations into this incident are ongoing." Hoare was hit by a "heavy pole" at a children's birthday party last week. We know just the movie company that could make this into box office gold... [Guardian]
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