News Corp. Phone-Hacking Whistleblower Found Dead


The death of the person who blew the lid off a gigantic scandal involving the police, the government and one of the most powerful media moguls in the world is “not being treated as suspicious”. Nope, nothing suspicious there. Just the normal death of a man in his mid-40’s…that is being investigated by the very police he proved was corrupted…the day before the testimony of Rupert Murdoch. Nope, nothing suspicious here.

Some news sources are already attaching the label “conspiracy theorist” to those questioning the true causes of Sean Hoare’s death, which is usually a proof that something IS going here. Here’s an article by The Guardian describing his death and the scope of his revelations.

News of the World phone-hacking whistleblower found dead

Death of Sean Hoare – who was first named journalist to allege Andy Coulson knew of hacking – not being treated as suspicious

Sean Hoare, the former News of the World showbusiness reporter who was the first named journalist to allege that Andy Coulson was aware of phone hacking by his staff, has been found dead .

Hoare, who worked on the Sun and the News of the World with Coulson before being dismissed for drink and drugs problems, was said to have been found at his Watford home.

Hertfordshire police would not confirm his identity, but said in a statement: “At 10.40am today [Monday 18 July] police were called to Langley Road, Watford, following the concerns for the welfare of a man who lives at an address on the street. Upon police and ambulance arrival at a property, the body of a man was found. The man was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after.

“The death is currently being treated as unexplained but not thought to be suspicious. Police investigations into this incident are ongoing.”

There was an unexplained delay in the arrival of forensics officers at the scene.

Neighbours said three police cars and two ambulances arrived at the property shortly before 11am. They left around four hours later, around 3pm, shortly after a man and a woman, believed to be grieving relatives, arrived at the premises. There was no police presence at the scene at all for several hours.

The curtains were drawn at the first-floor apartment in a new-build block of flats.

At about 9.15pm, three hours after the Guardian revealed Hoare had been found dead a police van marked “Scientific Services Unit” pulled up at the address, where a police car was already parked. Two officers emerged carrying evidence bags, clipboards, torches and laptop-style bags and entered the building. Three officers carrying cameras and wearing white forensic suits went into the flat at around 9.30pm.

Hoare was in his mid-40s. He first made his claims in a New York Times investigation into the phone-hacking allegations at the News of the World. He told the newspaper that not only did Coulson know of the hacking, but he also actively encouraged his staff to intercept the calls of celebrities in the pursuit of exclusives.

In a subsequent interview with the BBC he alleged he was personally asked by his editor at the time, Coulson, to tap into phones. In an interview with the PM programme he said Coulson’s insistence he did not know of the practice was “a lie, it is simply a lie”. At the time a Downing Street spokeswoman said Coulson totally and utterly denied the allegations; he had “never condoned the use of phone hacking and nor do I have any recollection of incidences where hacking took place”.

Hoare said he was once a close friend of Coulson’s, and told the New York Times the two first worked together at the Sun, where, Hoare said, he played recordings of hacked messages for Coulson. At the News of the World, Hoare said, he continued to inform Coulson of his activities. He “actively encouraged me to do it”, Hoare said. In September last year he was interviewed under caution by police over his claim the former Tory communications chief asked him to hack into phones when editor of the paper, but declined to make any comment.

Hoare returned to the spotlight last week, after he told the New York Times that reporters at the NoW were able to use police technology to locate people using their mobile phone signals, in exchange for payments to police officers. He said journalists were able to use “pinging”, which measured the distance between a mobile handset and a number of phone masts to pinpoint its location.

Hoare gave further details about “pinging” to the Guardian last week. He described how reporters would ask a news desk executive to obtain the location of a target: “Within 15 to 30 minutes someone on the news desk would come back and say ‘Right, that’s where they are.’”

He said: “You’d just go to the news desk and they’d come back to you. You don’t ask any questions. You’d consider it a job done.

“The chain of command is one of absolute discipline, and that’s why I never bought into it, like with Andy saying he wasn’t aware of it and all that. That’s bollocks.”

He said he stood by everything he told the New York Times of “pinging”. “I don’t know how often it happened. That would be wrong of me. But if I had access, as a humble reporter … ”

He admitted he had had problems with drink and drugs, and had been in rehab. “But that’s irrelevant,” he said. “There’s more to come. This is not going to go away.”

Hoare named a private investigator who he said had links with the News of the World, adding: “He may want to talk now, because I think what you’ll find now is a lot of people are going to want to cover their arse.” Speaking to another Guardian journalist last week, Hoare repeatedly expressed the hope that the hacking scandal would lead to journalism in general being cleaned up, and said he had decided to blow the whistle on the activities of some of his former NoW colleagues with that aim in mind.

He also said he had been injured the previous weekend while taking down a marquee erected for a children’s party. He said he broke his nose and badly injured his foot when a relative accidentally struck him with a pole from the marquee. Hoare also emphasised that he was not making any money from telling his story.

Having been treated for drug and alcohol problems, Hoare reminisced about his partying with former pop stars and said that he missed the days when he was able to go out on the town.

On Monday evening the curtains were drawn at his home, a first-floor apartment in a new-build block of flats.

A neighbour living opposite, Nicky Dormer, said three police cars and two ambulances arrived at the property at 11am; police left at 3pm, shortly after a man and a woman, believed to be grieving relatives, arrived at the premises.

She and another neighbour described Hoare as a jovial man who would often sit on his balcony, overlooking the block entrance, and talk to residents. They said he lived in the block with his partner, a woman called Jo, who they believed had been away on holiday. Neither had seen Hoare for a few days.

Paul Pritchard, 30, another neighbour, said Sean Hoare was “the most sociable” resident, and they would regularly see him watering the communal front lawn.

“It is just such a shock. About a month ago he said he felt unwell and he said he went to the doctors for a checkup. Then I saw him again and he seemed well.”


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5 years 3 months ago

David Ray Griffin in his book "Debunking 911 Debunking" said that by the definition of "conspiracy theory", pretty much everyone has one about something. Now "conspiracy theorist" is synonymous with "nutjob" and no one takes any of it seriously (to the great joy of the Illuminati). The rule of thumb that I follow (works pretty well) is if the world loves something, its worth avoiding, and if the world abhors someone or something, its worth taking a closer look.

2 years 2 months ago

The first thing I thought was "Thank you and I'm sorry we failed you".

5 years 2 months ago

another unexplained death!

5 years 2 months ago

hmmm ! Same old story, reminds of JOHN TODD. Who died in a similar manner, he created the whole awareness about the illuminati, but he was arrested, drugged and he died ! And what kind of disease could kill a man of such calibre. Prrrr ! Hands down to illuminati, they telling us that they rule the world !

5 years 2 months ago

I'll be damned, so this guy was good after all? I haven't read about it, just heard through friends that he had tapped phones. How typical of them to make the good guy look as the bad one, to reduce the heat of themselves! Pure projection, puure projection!

5 years 3 months ago
Kiss me neck …. so much going on in this world, and so many with angles on it all now !?! I do not question things to upset peeps, merely to get things straight okay folks. Okay, so this guys death is made to look, relatively normal, by the same people who essentially are the people who hired and used him. Okay, then after he sees the light, he, all of a sudden wants to release information about a case that, has come to light anyway. So far so good right … ??? So, surely, one has to ask how the VC team got to know about something that the British Media has done a damn good job of hiding, along with the other individual linked to this, who has died also, (as per someone's comment), as the name Sean Hoare has been very hard to find headlining any papers… Read more »
5 years 3 months ago

I wouldn't be surprised if all these whistleblowers had some chip in them that just kills them whenever 'they' want… You never know…

5 years 3 months ago

Now thats what I call tieing up loose ends! I wonder who's next.

5 years 3 months ago

The artists are all puppets, one way or another. Who dies next will depend on who's most convenient for the cause. Everyone is expendible to those who hold the power. Who knows, Justin Bieber may perhaps die of a tragic car accident when he turns 27?

The fact that Zach Horowitz had once worked for Sony Music in their legal department progressed up and is now President of Universal Music Group has me wondering…

5 years 3 months ago

i suspect emy whinehouse death also is connected to murdoch case…these persons had something in common, they both are dead in misterious way exact,y during mrudoch scandal..emy was a show business star, probably she knew something and wnated to testimony…

i read on news that it seems murdoch case is covered up…as usual it happens to powerful people.

the last time i start to think that the justice in human way doesn't exist, the justice is thought just to keep people under control and pressure, it is thought to punish us, never the powerful people.More time passes, less crimes are punished, there are so many criminals going around unpunished, when the gov. doesn't show the justice by itself, the citizens felle obliged to do it in their own way, we r going back towards the wild west periods, when the people did justice by themselves…

5 years 3 months ago

Just goes to show how arrogant 'the few thousand powerful people' are! We here these stories all the time now and most of us think 'Is that really how it happened or were they offed?'. These powerful knobs need to change their story cos us people are waking up to their obvious crimes.

Everyone will bow- J
5 years 3 months ago
I am glad Sean risk his life to shed light on crooked activities. We watch movies on government official conspiracies as entertainment, but these activities are taking place all the time. I read on the blog where someone mentioned Charlie Sheen. I thought the same about him. He also stated that he is tired of the b.s. in Hollywood. I believe he became upset with the writers of Two and Half Men, so he publicly spoke out against them. I wonder if they wanted him to do something that went against his standards. These people literally are trying to destroy him. Since I have been updated by Vigilant, I no longer jump on the band wagon to ridicule people. Just because the media shares the information, it does not mean the information is right. This is what is dismissive on their behalf. When a person speak out publicly against them,… Read more »
5 years 3 months ago

Amy winehouse dead RIP, she now joins the infamous 27 club, jim morrison, Kurt cobin, jimi hendrix the list goes on, the pressure of the music industry or inner demons!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5 years 3 months ago

this is how Tupac got killed the police already tried to kill him then the government killed him because he was exposing the Illuminati

5 years 3 months ago

anyone remember Katherine Gun?

Ministry of Truth
5 years 3 months ago

The scandal is a distraction. So is the bombing in Norway. =) Ps, these people aren't the brightest bulbs……others do the work.

5 years 3 months ago

No doubt he was executed in the true masonic fashion for betraying the brotherhood…unexplained – BS, suspicious death – 100% it was.

Lord Flashheart
5 years 3 months ago

When I first heard this on the news I thought exactly the same thing as you Vigilant. The tv news kept stressing nothing suspicious about this death but it it so obvious. Another good article!

5 years 3 months ago

The solution is simple: Every time they kill someone, we have to immediately start shouting murder. People like him are assassinated because they pose a threat. If anybody plays the 'conspiracy theorist' card, we can accuse them of aiding and abetting criminal activity and domestic terrorism. See how they like a taste of their own medicine.

5 years 3 months ago

As usual, whatever is surfacing is only the tip of the iceberg…

5 years 3 months ago

Basically what I said on another site reporting this same story a few days ago: the illuminati got him…he was talking too much, and I'm sure a lot of people in the industry has issues with drugs and drink but you'll never hear about it, because they are obedient to the higher ups… they made sure to make it a point and express that he once had a problem with that to lull some suspicions…R.I.P… the truth and realness is not appreciated in this wicked system

5 years 3 months ago

Just something that shows that the media is just another leg for the gov. But he didn't shut his mouth.

5 years 3 months ago

Lulzsec owned the sun on the day he died. Did you guys see the suns website that day? Get on the anonymous bandwagon. They stand up against all this bs. You don't need to hack, I have no idea how any of that stuff works. It's not about hacking , it's about rising up as the people.

heaven for thugs
5 years 3 months ago

just flicked through the uk papers today and not a single story on Mr Hoare's death . Need i say more……..

5 years 3 months ago

Totally rags. The sun is one of the worst.

5 years 3 months ago
Thats what happens when u sell ur soul to the devil u get whacked. Those corperations will do anything to protect their billions of dollars. It's sad people can be bought for a price. I just saw that movie limitless. That movie is all about the corrupt world of wall street and the kill or be killed mentality of climbing the corporate ladder in corporate america. Save your assets by any means. Spoiler arlert; Bradley Coopers character takes some super tweak pill and becomes supersmart and cus of this pill.because of this pill he is smarter and enabled enough to take over wall street. By no means was this an easy task, he has to face the russian mob whom he borrowed 100,00 grand to start off in wall street. who will fillet him if he dosent pay him back. Then he has to take up on wall street tycoon… Read more »
5 years 3 months ago

Did you notice what his book was called at the end of the movie, Illumination something or other.

5 years 3 months ago

I think if you blew the whistle on any situation big enough to involve the scumbag evil media elite of this world (Soros, Turner, Murdoch, et al) you could be found with multiple gunshots, stab wounds and bruising around your throat and it would still be ruled as an "unsuspicious suicide".