Gary Webb

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Birthday
31, 1955
Birthplace
Corona, CA
Death Date
Apr 10, 2004 (48)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
31, 1955
Birthplace
Corona, CA
Death Date
Apr 10, 2004 (48)

About

His Dark Alliance series of investigative pieces in 1998 ignited controversy that ultimately cost him his career.

Before Fame

Over several much-criticized articles and later a book, he linked the CIA, the Nicaraguan Contras, and cocaine sold on the streets.

Trivia

His paper, the San Jose Mercury News, backed down from the story and Webb committed suicide in 2004, but ultimately many of his bigger discoveries were proven true.

Family Life

He was born in Corona, California to a military family.

Associated With

Jeremy Renner was cast to portray him in a film based on his reporting entitled Kill the Messenger.