Helen Thomas

 

 

Age: 92

 

Summary: former White House correspondent who used her seat in the front row of history to grill 10 U.S. Presidents (from Kennedy to Obama) and was not shy about sharing her opinions, but that tendency and her public hostility toward Israel caused discomfort among her colleagues and ended her career in 2010.

 

 

Cause of Death: Lengthy illness

 

Born: August 4, 1920

 

Died: July 20, 2013

 

Location: Washington, D.C.