Robert Parry, RIP: His Legacy and the Future of ConsortiumNews

Sadly announced this morning on ConsortiumNews:

Robert Parry, editor and publisher of, died peacefully Saturday evening. In this tribute, his son Nat Parry describes Robert’s unwavering commitment to independent journalism.

It is with a heavy heart that we inform Consortiumnews readers that Editor Robert Parry has passed away. As regular readers know, Robert (or Bob, as he was known to friends and family) suffered a stroke in December, which – despite his own speculation that it may have been brought on by the stress of covering Washington politics – was the result of undiagnosed pancreatic cancer that he had been unknowingly living with for the past 4-5 years.

He unfortunately suffered two more debilitating strokes in recent weeks and after the last one, was moved to hospice care on Tuesday. He passed away peacefully Saturday evening. He was 68.

Those of us close to him wish to sincerely thank readers for the kind comments and words of support posted on recent articles regarding Bob’s health issues. We read aloud many of these comments to him during his final days to let him know how much his work has meant to so many people and how much concern there was for his well-being.

Read the rest of the tribute at ConsortiumNews.

5 thoughts on “Robert Parry, RIP: His Legacy and the Future of ConsortiumNews”

  1. Horrible news! So sorry to hear it. One of the strongest warriors for peace. His information, and the way he presented it, was so powerful. Rest in peace, Bob.

  2. So sad. There are so few clear-eyed realists left, it magnifies the loss of Bob. You did yourself proud, sir. Making a commitment to truth in your life is the highest calling one can aspire to. So very few dare to live it.

  3. This is sad news indeed. Robert Parry was an exceptional journalist, filled with wisdom, courage, and perseverance. I will miss his articles and truth telling.

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