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Vietnam War activist Daniel Ellsberg, who leaked the Pentagon Papers, dies at 92

Vietnam War activist Daniel Ellsberg, who leaked the Pentagon Papers, dies at 92

Daniel Ellsberg, the former military analyst who made history by leaking the damning Pentagon Papers during the Vietnam War, died at the age of 92 on Friday.

Ellsberg had announced he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in February.

In a family statement obtained by Fox News, Ellsberg’s family said that the nonagenarian died peacefully and surrounded by loved ones.

“Daniel was a seeker of truth and a patriotic truth-teller, an antiwar activist, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, a dear friend to many, and an inspiration to countless more,” the statement read. “He will be dearly missed by all of us.”

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Ellsberg Arrives at Court. Los Angeles: Daniel Ellsberg talks with newsmen as he arrives for arraignment at courthouse on August 16, 1971. (Bettmann via Getty Images)

The Associated Press and Fox News Digital’s Michael Ruiz contributed to this report.

This story is developing, check back with us for updates.

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Published: 2023-06-16 20:07:58

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