Robert Fisk Wiki – Robert Fisk Biography
Robert Fisk was a writer and journalist. He began his career on Fleet Street at the Sunday Express. He went on to work for The Times, where he was based in Northern Ireland, Portugal, and the Middle East. In 1976, he became the Middle East correspondent for The Times, covering the Lebanese civil war, the Iranian revolution, the Iran-Iraq war, and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. He joined The Independent in 1989 from The Times and rapidly became its most recognizable writer and searched-for byline. He continued to write for The Independent until his death in Dublin.
Fisk studied at Lancaster University. He completed a Ph.D. at Trinity College and had a home in Dalkey in Co Dublin. He wrote several books, most notably Pity the Nation: Lebanon at War and The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East. He was the recipient of numerous awards, including from Amnesty International and the British Press Awards.
Robert Fisk Age
He was born on 12 July 1946, in Maidstone, Kent, England. He died on 30 October 2020, in Dublin, Ireland. He was 74.
Robert Fisk was married to his wife journalist Lara Marlowe from 1994 until their divorce in 2006.
Robert Fisk and Lara Marlowe had no children together.
Robert Fisk Death
Fisk died on 30 October 2020, at the age of 74, at St Vincent’s University Hospital in Dublin, Ireland after a suspected stroke.
Christian Broughton, managing director of The Independent, said: “Fearless, uncompromising, determined and utterly committed to uncovering the truth and reality at all costs, Robert Fisk was the greatest journalist of his generation. The fire he lit at The Independent will burn on.”
The Irish president, Michael D Higgins, paid tribute to Fisk in a statement: “I have learned with great sadness of the death of Robert Fisk. With his passing, the world of journalism and informed commentary on the Middle East has lost one of its finest commentators. Generations, not only of Irish people but all over the world, relied on him for a critical and informed view of what was taking place in the conflict zones of the world and, even more important, the influences that were perhaps the source of the conflict.”
Cause of Death
Robert Fisk’s cause of death was a suspected stroke.