social campaigner and chairman of the Malta Humanist Association who
was an opinion writer in a number of local newspapers such as the Times of Malta
and also played a leading role in various campaigns for separation of
church and state including the introduction of divorce, same-sex civil
unions, and emergency contraception long before such views became
mainstream in the predominately Catholic country, and whose campaign
for freedom of expression against Malta's actively-used 'blasphemy'
laws won victory last year with the abolition of the crime of
"vilification of religion".
Cause of Death: Complications from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident
Died: January 22, 2017
Location: Msida, Malta