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‘Three Cups of Tea’ Co-Author Dies

The bad luck following Three Cups of Tea, the 2006 best seller about Greg Mortenson, strikes again. David Oliver Relin, a journalist who chronicled Mortenson’s philanthropic efforts, committed suicide on Nov. 15 in Oregon. The 49-year-old was a passionate writer of humanitarian stories and had suffered emotional and financial distress after the story and charitable organization in Three Cups of Tea were called into question. Relin was plagued by depression, according to his family, and more details will be released from the police report this week.

December 2, 2012 11:15 PM