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