Agence France-PresseJune 18, 2013 22:00
Michael Hastings, the Rolling Stone journalist who triggered the 2010 downfall of US Afghanistan commander General Stanley McChrystal, died in a car crash Tuesday, his employer announced.
Hastings, whose profile of McChrystal quoted the four-star general as criticizing President Barack Obama and his senior advisers, died in Los Angeles. He was 33, according to his current employer, BuzzFeed.
"We are shocked and devastated by the news that Michael Hastings is gone," said Ben Smith, editor-in-chief of the news website which the late reporter joined in February last year.