Chris Dickey, American journalist and author dies in Paris at age 68!
American journalist and author, Chris Dickey died suddenly in Paris, France. Recently, he was foreign editor of The Daily Beast. The cause of his death was heart failure, Daily Beast’s editor in chief Noah Shachtman revealed.
Chris Dickey death
The foreign correspondent of The Daily Beast, American journalist Chris Dickey is no more. He had a sudden death in Paris on 16 July 2020. He was 68 years of age. Noah Shachtman editor-in-chief of the publication stated that he died due to heart failure.
Correspondent-at-large Barbie Latza Nadeau wrote a tribute for him. She talked about their time together abroad when he had temporary blindness. She stated:
“He was a grateful man, thankful for every person he met, every story someone told him, every article he was able to edit to perfection and for journalism as it was and to what it is evolving,”
Tributes from friends and colleagues
As soon as people, friends, and colleagues came to know about the sudden demise of Chris, they took to their social media to express their condolences. TheWrap’s editor in chief Sharon Waxman said:
“Devastated to learn this news. Chris was one of the last, great correspondents abroad with flair and a love of great stories and the great things in life. Crushed and saddened. Thank you Chris for letting me in the club.”
MSNBC’s Joy Reid wrote:
“Shaken by this news. Chris Dickey was truly a legend (and that’s without having known until this obituary that his father wrote Deliverance or about his many books which I now am determined to read) and one of our favorite guests on #amjoy. Rest in peace.”
Andrea Mitchell from NBC News wrote:
“This is a heartbreaking loss for all who revered him as a writer, correspondent and colleague: He was one of the last of his kind. Our deepest sympathy to his wonderful family,”
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Brandy Zadrozny from the same channel wrote:
“Chris was so good. Covered conflicts that most young reporters at an internet news website couldn’t imagine. But he was so generous with his experience, so curious about emerging beats and agile with an evolving industry.”
More condolences from bereaving colleagues
MSNBC reporter Chris Jansing posted on Twitter:
“I am devastated to learn of the sudden death of great journalist and beloved colleague Chris Dickey,”
“Can’t imagine Paris without his magnetic presence or our coverage of major foreign stories without his deep knowledge. He was generous, kind, witty and brilliant. RIP Christopher.”
Brian took a moment during our program tonight to say a few words about Christopher Dickey, a friend of the show and a veteran journalist with a storied career. He died Thursday in Paris at the age of 68. pic.twitter.com/TCzPvjvwUR
— 11th Hour (@11thHour) July 17, 2020
Chris was the son of poet and novelist James Dickey. He worked for Washington Post and Newsweek and had a pleasing personality. Additionally, he wrote a mix of novels and non-fiction. His name was on New York Times bestsellers’ list.
Chris is survived by wife Carol and son James. James has three children.
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