View Full Version : Greenpeace co-founder Bob Hunter dead at 63

05-02-2005, 09:44 PM
I'm sad.

From here: http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/1115057051667_110466251/?hub=TopStories

CTV.ca News Staff

The man known as Canada's first eco-warrior is dead. After a long fight with prostate cancer, Bob Hunter has died at the age of 63.

In an announcement Monday, CHUM Television said the Manitoba-born Hunter died surrounded by his wife and four children.

As co-founder of the activist group Greenpeace, Hunter raised subsequent generations of Canadians' consciousness about the environment during his confrontations with whalers and seal hunters.

He also drew international attention in high-profile campaigns against nuclear testing and pollution of the world's oceans.

Beyond his championing the environment, Hunter also enjoyed a long and varied career as an author and journalist.

The communications career he launched at the Winnipeg Tribune and Vancouver Sun eventually grew to include contributions to some of Canada's best-known publications.

Hunter also wrote more than a dozen books including The Storming Of The Mind, The Greenpeace Chronicle, and Warriors Of The Rainbow.

Hunter even wrote 10 episodes of the iconic Canadian TV series, Beachcombers.

In 1988, he joined Toronto's then-fledgling Citytv as the station's ecology specialist. He stayed in that role for 15 years, before expanding into other roles with the growing station.

Recently, he was perhaps best known as the host of "Paper Cuts" a unique morning television segment during which Hunter, drinking coffee clad in his bathrobe, gave viewers his take on the day's newspaper headlines.

"This was a man with a great loving heart, a brilliant mind and a massive spirit," Citytv news vice president Stephen Hurlbut said in a statement.

"Bob Hunter changed our world. It a sadder world today, but a better world because of him."
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05-02-2005, 09:49 PM
He was one of my contacts, but I knew he was sick, so I didn't expect any help from him...