Thomas Sutherland


Age: 85

teacher who was one of several Americans (including Associated Press bureau chief Terry Anderson) who were kidnapped by terrorist groups in the 1980's and held captive in Lebanon for more than six years until he was freed in 1991 and returned home to become professor emeritus at Colorado State University, and who was dean of the faculty of Agriculture & Food Science at American University in Beirut when he was taken hostage by Islamic terrorists in 1985.

Cause of Death: Natural causes

Born: May 3, 1931

Died: July 22, 2016

Fort Collins, Colorado