Reporter Who Blew Whistle on News of The World Scandal Found Dead

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By Chris O'Shea Comment

This is crazy. Former News of The World reporter Sean Hoare – the man who first told others about the phone hacking taking place inside the newspaper – has been found dead in his home. The Guardian is reporting that police aren’t suspecting any foul play took place, but as of now the cause of death hasn’t been revealed.

Hoare told The New York Times that during his tenure under NOTW Editor Andy Coulson, phone hacking was conducted regularly and often encouraged. His allegations blew the lid off the scandal, and the aftershocks are still happening.

If this doesn’t sound like something out of a movie, we don’t know what does. We’ll keep you posted as more details emerge.

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