Richard Jewell

 

 

Age: 44

 

Summary: former security guard who was wrongly linked to the 1996 Olympic bombing but who then waged a 10-year battle with news organizations to defend his reputation and whose episode led to soul searching among news organization about the use of unattributed or anonymously sourced information, who sued several media companies including NBC, CNN, and the New York Post and settled for undisclosed amounts.

 

 

Cause of Death: Complications from diabetes

 

Born: December 17, 1962

 

Died: August 29, 2007

 

Location: Woodbury, Georgia