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  • Michael Hastings dies at 33; his article led general to resign

    Michael Hastings, an aggressive and iconoclastic journalist whose reporting exposed the vagaries of the war in Iraq and helped bring down the top U.S. general in Afghanistan, died early Tuesday in a car crash in Los Angeles, according to two of his employers. He was 33.
  • Michael Hastings death: Coroner still hasn't ID'd badly burned victim

    Michael Hastings death: Coroner still hasn't ID'd badly burned victim
    Los Angeles police said they have yet to determine the cause of a fiery solo-car crash in Hollywood that apparently killed award-winning journalist Michael Hastings. The death of the 33-year-old Hastings was announced by his employer, BuzzFeed, which...

    Journalist Michael Hastings dies; autopsy results will take weeks

    Journalist Michael Hastings dies; autopsy results will take weeks
    Los Angeles County coroner's officials said Wednesday the body recovered from a fiery, single-car crash in Hollywood that apparently killed journalist Michael Hastings will likely undergo an autopsy Thursday. But an official cause of death and closure...

    Michael Hastings' widow: 'It was just a really tragic accident'

    The widow of Michael Hastings -- the journalist whose reporting led to the resignation of the top U.S. general in Afghanistan -- is calling his fatal crash in Los Angeles a “really tragic accident.” In her first nationally televised...

    Coroner, family link Michael Hastings to drug use at time of death

    Coroner, family link Michael Hastings to drug use at time of death
    Journalist Michael Hastings, who was killed in a fiery Los Angeles crash in June, died of "traumatic injuries" as a result of the accident and had traces of drugs in his system, Los Angeles coroner's officials said Tuesday. Hastings, 33, died June 18 in...