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Post  Indigo on Mon 18 Jul - 18:52

Carly IMO suicide is very suspicious considering what has been coming out thanks to him.
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Post  Justiceforallkids on Mon 18 Jul - 18:53

it said he was hit on the weekend???




He also said he had been injured the previous weekend while taking down a marquee erected for a children's party. He said he had broken his nose and badly injured his foot when a relative accidentally struck him with a heavy pole from the marquee.


could he have had a delayed head injury???
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Post  almostgothic on Mon 18 Jul - 18:56

Even if it is not suspicious, the recent events must have been playing on his mind.a lot ... that and the other problems he had ... poor guy.

RIP.
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Post  Guest on Mon 18 Jul - 18:59

BBC have just started reporting it - as breaking. No info yet
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Post  mumbles on Mon 18 Jul - 19:07

News of the World journalist who claimed Coulson encouraged phone hacking is found dead at home

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A former News of the World reporter who was the first named journalist to stand up and make allegations that Andy Coulson knew phone hacking was taking place at the paper was today found dead at home.

Sean Hoare was found at 10.40am at his home in Watford, Hertfordshire.

Police were tonight probing the possibility that he had killed himself and said that his death was 'not thought to be suspicious'.
Found dead: Former News of the World journalist Sean Hoare

Found dead: Former News of the World journalist Sean Hoare

Mr Hoare blew the whistle on the phone hacking scandal during an investigation by The New York Times last September.

He then told the BBC that he was personally asked by Mr Coulson to hack into phones and branded the former editor's claim that he was unaware of the practice as 'simply a lie'.

Mr Hoare, a former showbusiness reporter at the newspaper, claimed that Mr Coulson asked him to hack into phone messages in pursuit of stories.

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Mr Hoare was sacked over drink and drug problems, and the paper at the time said his claims should be treated with 'extreme scepticism'.

It said: 'The News of the World repeatedly asked the New York Times to provide evidence to support their allegations and they were unable to do so.

'Indeed, the story they published contained no new credible evidence and relied heavily on anonymous sources, contrary to the paper's own editorial guidelines.

'In so doing, they have undermined their own reputation and confirmed our suspicion their story was motivated by commercial rivalry.

'We reject absolutely any suggestion there was a widespread culture of wrongdoing at the News of the World.'

In his claims to The New York Times, Mr Hoare said that he had played messages obtained through phone hacking to Mr Coulson, the Guardian reported.

He told investigators that he had been 'actively encouraged' to obtain information through the practice.



Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2016132/News-World-journalist-claimed-Coulson-encouraged-phone-hacking-dead-home.html#ixzz1STujgwki
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Post  Wallflower on Mon 18 Jul - 19:18

This is very sad indeed.

The untimely death of the original whistleblower huh?
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Post  Guest on Mon 18 Jul - 19:21

Sean Hoare knew how destructive the News of the World could be
The courageous whistleblower who claimed Andy Coulson knew about phone hacking had a powerful motive for speaking out


Nick Davies
guardian.co.uk, Monday 18 July 2011 18.46 BST
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Sean Hoare worked with Andy Coulson (above) at the Sun and News of the World, but was later fired by him. Photograph: Lewis Whyld/PA
At a time when the reputation of News of the World journalists is at rock bottom, it needs to be said that the paper's former showbusiness correspondent Sean Hoare, who died on Monday, was a lovely man.

In the saga of the phone-hacking scandal, he distinguished himself by being the first former NoW journalist to come out on the record, telling the New York Times last year that his former friend and editor, Andy Coulson, had actively encouraged him to hack into voicemail.

That took courage. But he had a particularly powerful motive for speaking. He knew how destructive the News of the World could be, not just for the targets of its exposés, but also for the ordinary journalists who worked there, who got caught up in its remorseless drive for headlines.

Explaining why he had spoken out, he told me: "I want to right a wrong, lift the lid on it, the whole culture. I know, we all know, that the hacking and other stuff is endemic. Because there is so much intimidation. In the newsroom, you have people being fired, breaking down in tears, hitting the bottle."

He knew this very well, because he was himself a victim of the News of the World. As a showbusiness reporter, he had lived what he was happy to call a privileged life. But the reality had ruined his physical health: "I was paid to go out and take drugs with rock stars – get drunk with them, take pills with them, take cocaine with them. It was so competitive. You are going to go beyond the call of duty. You are going to do things that no sane man would do. You're in a machine."

While it was happening, he loved it. He came from a working-class background of solid Arsenal supporters, always voted Labour, defined himself specifically as a "clause IV" socialist who still believed in public ownership of the means of production. But, working as a reporter, he suddenly found himself up to his elbows in drugs and delirium.

He rapidly arrived at the Sun's Bizarre column, then run by Coulson. He recalled: "There was a system on the Sun. We broke good stories. I had a good relationship with Andy. He would let me do what I wanted as long as I brought in a story. The brief was, 'I don't give a fuck'."

He was a born reporter. He could always find stories. And, unlike some of his nastier tabloid colleagues, he did not play the bully with his sources. He was naturally a warm, kind man, who could light up a lamp-post with his talk. From Bizarre, he moved to the Sunday People, under Neil Wallis, and then to the News of the World, where Andy Coulson had become deputy editor. And, persistently, he did as he was told and went out on the road with rock stars, befriending them, bingeing with them, pausing only to file his copy.

He made no secret of his massive ingestion of drugs. He told me how he used to start the day with "a rock star's breakfast" – a line of cocaine and a Jack Daniels – usually in the company of a journalist who now occupies a senior position at the Sun. He reckoned he was using three grammes of cocaine a day, spending about £1,000 a week. Plus endless alcohol. Looking back, he could see it had done him enormous damage. But at the time, as he recalled, most of his colleagues were doing it, too.

"Everyone got overconfident. We thought we could do coke, go to Brown's, sit in the Red Room with Paula Yates and Michael Hutchence. Everyone got a bit carried away."

It must have scared the rest of Fleet Street when he started talking – he had bought, sold and snorted cocaine with some of the most powerful names in tabloid journalism. One retains a senior position on the Daily Mirror. "I last saw him in Little Havana," he recalled, "at three in the morning, on his hands and knees. He had lost his cocaine wrap. I said to him, 'This is not really the behaviour we expect of a senior journalist from a great Labour paper.' He said, 'Have you got any fucking drugs?'"

And the voicemail hacking was all part of the great game. The idea that it was a secret, or the work of some "rogue reporter", had him rocking in his chair: "Everyone was doing it. Everybody got a bit carried away with this power that they had. No one came close to catching us." He would hack messages and delete them so the competition could not hear them, or hack messages and swap them with mates on other papers.

In the end, his body would not take it any more. He said he started to have fits, that his liver was in such a terrible state that a doctor told him he must be dead. And, as his health collapsed, he was sacked by the News of the World – by his old friend Coulson.

When he spoke out about the voicemail hacking, some Conservative MPs were quick to smear him, spreading tales of his drug use as though that meant he was dishonest. He was genuinely offended by the lies being told by News International and always willing to help me and other reporters who were trying to expose the truth. He was equally offended when Scotland Yard's former assistant commissioner, John Yates, assigned officers to interview him, not as a witness but as a suspect. They told him anything he said could be used against him, and, to his credit, he refused to have anything to do with them.

His health never recovered. He liked to say that he had stopped drinking, but he would treat himself to some red wine. He liked to say he didn't smoke any more, but he would stop for a cigarette on his way home. For better and worse, he was a Fleet Street man.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/jul/18/sean-hoare-news-of-the-world
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Post  Bobsy on Mon 18 Jul - 19:23

Wallflower wrote:This is very sad indeed.

The untimely death of the original whistleblower huh?

And the police are not treating this as suspicious? The initial whistleblower found dead and not treated with suspicion. Words are failing me so I will just shut up
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Post  Guest on Mon 18 Jul - 19:23

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Post  Guest on Mon 18 Jul - 19:23

It's not suspicious. though. Just like Dr Kelly (of Blessed Memory).
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Post  AnnaEsse on Mon 18 Jul - 19:25

Iris wrote:It's not suspicious. though. Just like Dr Kelly (of Blessed Memory).

Yes, Dr Kelly came to mind for me too!

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Post  Wallflower on Mon 18 Jul - 19:25

He was equally offended when Scotland Yard's former assistant commissioner, John Yates, assigned officers to interview him, not as a witness but as a suspect. They told him anything he said could be used against him, and, to his credit, he refused to have anything to do with them.

His health never recovered. He liked to say that he had stopped drinking, but he would treat himself to some red wine. He liked to say he didn't smoke any more, but he would stop for a cigarette on his way home. For better and worse, he was a Fleet Street man.


Most interesting Carmen.

This story is just getting beyond amazing.

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Post  Guest on Mon 18 Jul - 19:26

At last, from the Beeb

NoW 'whistleblower' Sean Hoare is found dead

Former News of the World journalist Sean Hoare has been found dead at his home in Watford.

He told the New York Times the practice of phone hacking was far more extensive than the newspaper acknowledged when police first investigated the case.

Hertfordshire Police said the body of a man was found at an address in Langley Road, Watford, on Monday morning.

A police spokesman said the death was currently being treated as unexplained but was not thought to be suspicious.

The spokesman said: "At 10.40am today [Monday] police were called to Langley Road, Watford, following the concerns for welfare of a man who lives at an address on the street.

"Upon police and ambulance arrival at a property, the body of a man was found. The man was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after.

"The death is currently being treated as unexplained, but not thought to be suspicious. Police investigations into this incident are ongoing."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14194623
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Post  wjk on Mon 18 Jul - 19:29

AnnaEsse wrote:
Iris wrote:It's not suspicious. though. Just like Dr Kelly (of Blessed Memory).

Yes, Dr Kelly came to mind for me too!

Yep. Me too!
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Post  Guest on Mon 18 Jul - 19:30

Jon Snow, whom I respect, just tweeted this -

Hoare..loved a pub, but a decent News of the World reporter who found the hacking a bridge too far:blew whistle and key to today's knowledge
1 hour ago Favorite Retweet Reply

Sounds like Jon Snow had a lot of time for him too.
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Post  Indigo on Mon 18 Jul - 19:31

It's just sooooo convenient.....
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Post  AnnaEsse on Mon 18 Jul - 19:36

I was listening to the news on Radio at 7pm in the car and not a mention.

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Post  beausnanna on Mon 18 Jul - 19:36

Sean Hoare, Dr Kelly, Colin Shalke... and god know how many more along the way that 'they' have managed to conveniently cover up?

Does anybody remember back in the early days when Madeleine first disappeared an elderly gentleman was found dead near to Praia da Luz? I've tried googling it but cannot find anything, but I can remember this. (I don't mean the German guy who shot himself)
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Post  Bobsy on Mon 18 Jul - 19:38

beausnanna wrote:Sean Hoare, Dr Kelly, Colin Shalke... and god know how many more along the way that 'they' have managed to conveniently cover up?

Does anybody remember back in the early days when Madeleine first disappeared an elderly gentleman was found dead near to Praia da Luz? I've tried googling it but cannot find anything, but I can remember this. (I don't mean the German guy who shot himself)

Hi Beausnanna, yes I remember he went out walking in the hills.
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Post  beausnanna on Mon 18 Jul - 19:40

That's the one - that was quickly brushed over in all the hype!
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Post  Indigo on Mon 18 Jul - 19:43

Walking in the hills like Robin Cook?
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Post  kitti on Mon 18 Jul - 19:48

And the mans body they found floating in the Marina.
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Post  Bobsy on Mon 18 Jul - 19:56

kitti wrote:And the mans body they found floating in the Marina.
Kitti, wasn't there a body wrapped in black plastic in a crevice of an unerwater cave. Or have I just had a brain surge. Could certainly do with one at the moment. What a few days we are having.
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Post  kitti on Mon 18 Jul - 19:59

We got bodies coming out off our ears!!
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Post  Indigo on Mon 18 Jul - 20:01

None of which turned up under supicious circumstances of course.
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