Copies of the final edition of the News of the World on the presses at the News International print works. (REUTERS) The Guardian reports that Sean Hoare, the former News of the World reporter who first claimed that Andy Coulson knew of phone hacking by his staff, has been found dead at his home. The police told the Guardian that they do not know how Hoare died, but do not believe the cause of death to be suspicious.
Hoare gave an interview to the New York Times in 2010 that bolstered allegations the phone hacking was a widespread and accepted practice at the tabloid. He also said that Coulson encouraged the practice. Hoare was let go from the News of the World for problems related to drinking and drugs.
Hoare had been in contact with the Guardian and the New York Times only last week, stating that the News of the World staff used police technology to track phones.
Here is the 2010 BBC interview with Hoare speaking about the phone hacking.
Chaichu Xianjing de Kelifu: Horrible! The cause of death cannot explain, the suicide can be saved to the supernatural.
Duiniutanqing: The headline should be changed as: Shocking! The journalist in the great nation was murder for exposing the scandal of high level!
Qingshui Chucha: Oh, my God. Is the spirit of freedom of speech dying?
Prsmti: Remind several presidents’ death in the United States.
Kubei999: You knew too much!
DHYHLJP: This is the freedom.
Nanling Yeren: this headline is not good enough, should be change as: Outrages! A journalist was dead at home strangely, and the police said it was natural death.
LS Bingdianshui: The more close to the truth, the sooner go to death.
Ni Wo Tari Jian: The newest word: LAW can’t explain
Translated and edited by Yang Jingmin