NoW investigative reporters dies

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 exposés 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 exposés 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.

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