Gordon Samel

 

 

 

Age: 52

 

Summary: Alaskan moose hunter who had played a small but important role in author Jon Krakauer's 1996 book Into the Wild about ill-fated wanderer Christopher McCandless whose body was found inside an abandoned bus in the Alaskan wilderness in August 1992 after having been poisoned by wild seeds, in which the best-selling novel was made into an Oscar-nominated 2007 movie starring Emile Hirsch and directed by Sean Penn.

 

 

Cause of Death: Shot to death during a high-speed police chase

 

Born: November 6, 1961

 

Died: March 9, 2014

 

Location: Wasilla, Alaska