The Phoenix New Times has just released news of internet satirist and “fake news” author, Paul Horner, has passed away in his sleep September 18th – he was 38 years old. Details are currently unfolding.
According to this Washington Post article, he took the blame and regretted the election of Donald Trump.
You may have seen him interviewed by Anderson Cooper, defending “fake news” as satire. He was the author of Super Official News and The News Examiner – both satirical sites that published hoaxes that became nationally syndicated by the likes of Fox News. Please visit The Phoenix New Times for updates and a thorough piece on the satirist’s many creations.