Gary Webb was an American investigative journalist, whose career saw him work with a number of newspapers, including the San Jose Mercury News. He is best remembered for his controversial three-part investigative series the Dark Alliance, which was published in the Mercury News in 1996. In the series, he claimed that the CIA supported the trafficking of cocaine into the United States. The immense controversy surrounding the series eventually forced him to resign from the Mercury News in 1997. He committed suicide in 2004.
He was the first of the two sons of his parents. He got married to Susan Bell in 1979 and fathered three children with her. The couple remained married until his death in 2004.
He was played by actor Jeremy Renner in 2014’s Kill the Messenger – a movie based on his life.
was a famous investigative journalist,
who was born on
August 31, 1955. As a person born on this date, Gary Webb is listed in our database as the 13th
most popular celebrity for the day (August 31) and the 42nd most popular for the year (1955).
People born on August 31
fall under the Zodiac sign of Virgo, the Virgin.
Gary Webb is the 401st most popular Virgo.
In general, Gary Webb ranks as the 4634th
most popular famous person of all time.
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