VETERAN TORONTO JOURNALIST PETER WORTHINGTON DIES AT 86

May 13, 2013

By Jane Brown

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The founding editor of the Toronto Sun has died.

Peter Worthington was one of a group of journalists from the defunct Toronto Telegram who founded the tabloid in 1971.

A veteran of both the Second World War and the Korean war, Worthington became a foreign correspondent for the Telegram, covering conflicts in Vietnam and the Gaza strip. He was also an eyewitness to the murder of Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald by Jack Ruby.

Worthington was admitted to hospital on Thursday with a serious staff infection that compromised his vital organs. He died peacefully last night.

His daughter, Danielle Crittendon, says her father told his family, “There’s nothing left I want to do; there are only things I want to know.”

Peter Worthington was 86.

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