John Ridsdel
 


 

Age: 68



Summary:
Canadian journalist and businessman who was one of four people abducted and held hostage by Islamist Abu Sayyaf militants in the Philippines since Sept. 21, 2015 following a raid on Holiday Ocean View Samal Resort on Samal Island in the southern Philippines where the gunmen also kidnapped fellow Canadian Robert Hall, Norwegian Kjartan Sekkingstad, and a Filipino woman from the resort, in which the kidnappers later issued demands for a hefty ransom to be paid for the release of the hostages but the amounts asked for were too high.




Cause of Death: Murdered by decapitation



Born: September 9, 1947


 
Died: April 25, 2016



Location:
Jolo, Philippines