Gavin MacFadyen, American investigative journalist and filmmaker, Died at 76

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Gavin Hall MacFadyen (née Galter) was born on January 1, 1940, in Greeley, Colorado and died on October 22, 2016, in London.

He was an American investigative journalist and documentary filmmaker.

Gavin was the Director of the Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIJ) at Goldsmiths, University of London, Co-Founder with Eileen Chubb of the UK whistleblower support group The Whistler, and a Trustee of the Courage Foundation.

Most recently, his work focused on facilitating and protecting whistleblowing activities.

MacFadyen was closely linked to Julian Assange and formed the official Julian Assange Defense Committee, which raises funds to pay the legal expenses of Assange and other Wikileaks staff.

Gavin MacFadyen has appeared in a number of documentaries about Wikileaks, including We Steal Secrets and Julian Assange: A Modern Day Hero?.

Gavin took the surname of his stepfather.

He lived in the Pimlico district of London with his wife, Susan Benn.

He died due to lung cancer.

Gavin MacFadyen passed away at 76 years old.