According to his family, CNN’s Senior Investigative Correspondent Drew Griffin passed away after a lengthy battle with illness. To put it another way, he was well into his sixties.
Griffin’s award-winning investigative work has revealed, among other things, problems with VA hospital treatment, sexual assaults by Uber drivers, and allegations of fraud at Trump University.
The death of Drew Favreau “is a heartbreaking loss to CNN and our whole profession,” CNN CEO Chris Licht wrote in a statement to employees. Drew was an award-winning investigative journalist whose reporting made a significant effect and who personified the goals of the organization.
Drew Griffin: Who was he?
In Atlanta, Georgia, Drew Griffin worked as a journalist for CNN’s investigative team. He worked for CNN for over two decades after joining the network in May 2004.
Griffin graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in communications, and before joining CNN, he spent ten years as an investigative reporter for CBS 2 News in Los Angeles.
Griffin’s job as an investigative reporter has carried him all over the world, allowing him to cover a famine in Somalia, illegal drift net fishers in Singapore, and Los Angeles gang members in El Salvador, according to his profile.
He has spoken with both the American and Russian presidents. Griffin covered the fight against terrorism from Israel and New York City for CBS 2 News in the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks.
The distinguished journalist was a specialist in business, government, sports, and political investigations. He received some of the most prestigious journalism honors throughout his career, including Emmys, Peabodys, and Murrows.
What caused Griffin’s death?
The 60-year-old died on Saturday, December 17, 2022, following a protracted fight with cancer, according to a statement from his family to the network.
Griffin leaves behind his wife Margot, his three children, sons Louis and Miles Griffin, daughter Ele Gast, and two grandkids.
Cancer in Jane Fonda is no longer present.
The actress Jane Fonda said this week on Instagram that she is “so grateful, so lucky” and that her illness is in remission. In September, the 84-year-old actress revealed that she was given a non-Hodgkin lymphoma diagnosis.
“I’m especially delighted because my previous (four) chemo sessions were difficult and lasted (two) weeks, making it difficult to do much of anything,” Fonda said on Instagram. “My first (four) chemo treatments were pretty simple for me; simply a few days of being weary.”
Renal cancer claimed the life of former NFL player Ronnie Hillman.
Ronnie Hillman, a running back with the Denver Broncos from 2012 to 2015 who contributed to the team’s Super Bowl victory in 2015, passed away this week from cancer. Age-wise, he was 31.
In August, Hillman received a diagnosis of renal medullary cancer. According to the National Institutes of Health, young black boys who have the sickle cell trait are most likely to develop renal medulla carcinoma, an aggressive kind of kidney cancer.
Ronnie Hillman went calmly and softly today in the presence of his family and close friends, according to a message on social media from Hillman’s family.
Ronnie Hillman, a former running back for the Denver Broncos, passed away unexpectedly, the National Football League (NFL) confirmed in a statement posted on social media. Ronnie “was a crucial member of two Super Bowl teams and led the Broncos in running during our Super Bowl 50 season. It was the winningest four years in franchise history.”
A “Mean Girls” Broadway star passed away from cancer.
Brain cancer claimed the life of 32-year-old dance instructor, choreographer, and actress Stephanie Bissonnette, who performed in the Broadway production of “Mean Girls.”
The Mean Girls production company released a statement saying, “Our hearts are devastated as the Mean Girls community mourns the passing of Stephanie Bissonnette.” Stephanie was a member of our Broadway cast from the very beginning to the very end.