Edward R. F. Sheehan dies age 78

The freelance foreign correspondent Edward R. F. Sheehan has died at the age of 78. The journalist, playwright, novelist and scholar is best known for his reports from the Middle East. He also had a few close calls during a long career which began in the 1960’s,

“He almost got killed a number of times,” his sister said. “Somalia was one. There was shooting, and he rolled into a ditch, and I think there were 20 people killed all around him, and that wasn’t the only place there was gunfire. He was an adventurer.” link