Rupert Cornwell, award-winning foreign correspondent, dies

Cornwell reported from Paris, Brussels, Rome, Bonn, Moscow and Washington for Reuters, Financial Times and Independent

Tributes have been paid to Rupert Cornwell, a foreign correspondent for the Independent since it was founded in 1986, who died aged 71 in the US on Friday night.

He continued to write for the entitlement while he was treated for cancer, with one of his final sections analyse Ivanka Trumps influence on her parent publicized early last-place month.

Cornwell died in the presence of his wife Susan a Reuters correspondent whom he met in Bonn and his two sons at Washington DCs Sibley Memorial hospital.

Christian Broughton, writer of the Independent, tweeted:

Christian Broughton (@ Christian_B)

We will all miss such a enthusiastic reporter. Rupert’s last-place admonition to me: we must not allow Trump to become normalised.

April 1, 2017

Rupert was as humble as he was brilliant, his matchless stray spreading far beyond the politics of Moscow or Washington, to boxing, ballet and baseball, Broughton said.

In numerous roads he was a correspondent of a bygone, nostalgic age, but he will remain an inspiration to generations who have delivered through the Independent, and will be missed by all the persons who knew him to be such a warm, lovely man.

Andreas Whittam Smith, the Independents founding writer, said: Rupert understood in real experience the meaning of the events he was enveloping. He knew the relevant record in order to be allowed to furnish decorating context.

And he wrote an flawless English prose. His final piece, written when he was struggling with illness, was an obituary of David Rockefeller, produced 11 weeks ago. He described this bearer of a famous epithet, president of the Chase Manhattan Bank at its meridian, as never flustered and a patrician to his fingertips.

He contributed: Likewise Rupert was, in the grubby trade of journalism, an aristocrat but by achievement rather than birth.

Amol Rajan, former writer of the Independent and now BBC media reporter, tweeted 😛 TAGEND

Amol Rajan (@ amolrajanBBC)

The enormous Rupert Cornwell, rightfully “the worlds largest” brilliant Brit in Washington, succumbed last-place night. He was an exceptionally style, funny and ingenious man.

April 1, 2017

Sunday Experience deputy writer and former Washington correspondent Sarah Baxter tweeted 😛 TAGEND

Sarah Baxter (@ SarahbaxterSTM)

V sad news about my old-fashioned Washington colleague, beautiful scribe #RIPRupertCornwell https :// 5kN018YeUA

April 1, 2017

Cornwell had been a foreign correspondent for more than four decades, reporting from Paris, Brussels, Rome, Bonn, Moscow and Washington for Reuters and the Financial Times.

In 1983 he wrote the book Gods Banker, about Roberto Calvi, the Italian banker knew hanging from Blackfriars Bridge.

Three years later he connected the Independent as Moscow correspondent and invested 21 years in the US, 12 of them as Washington unit chief.

Cornwell was gifted the 1989 David Holden Award at the Press Gazette British Press Awards. The award was afterward retitled foreign correspondent of its first year give.

Cornwell was a very young half-brother of David Cornwell, better known as the author John le Carr.

In his role as the Independents director US commentator, many portions focused on President Trump.

Last month he wrote:

Trumps harangues against the media are in large measuring a deliberate distraction. He knows they are cherry-red meat for his basi that lapped up the two attacks during the campaign. He knows they divert attention from his unmet plan promises, the Russian imbroglio and other matters of sincere national relate. The manoeuvre for the MSM[ mainstream media] is not to take his bait, and get into a public polemic it wont prevail. So far its doing the job admirably.

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