Gerry Brown, one of the News of the World’s best-known investigative reporters, has died.
Brown, 60, above, was found slumped at the wheel of his car in Aberdeen on Sunday and is thought to have died from a heart attack. He was on a freelance assignment for the NoW.
For the past 10 years Brown had been working as a consultant on journalistic investigations. While with the NoWin the Eighties and Nineties he produced a string of exposÃ©s including Jeffrey Archer’s attempt to pay off prostitute Monica Coughlin, the Pamella Bordes scandal and the Frank Bough sex and drugs stories.
NoWmanaging editor Stuart Kuttner said: “Gerry Brown was a first-rate journalist who specialised in the big exposÃ©s which are the paper’s trademark.”
Brown also worked for BBC Scotland, the Daily Mail in Scotland, the Daily Sketch and the National Enquirer in the US.
He leaves a widow, Morag, son Conrad, a reporter on the NoW, and daughter, Cassandra.
Full obit next week.