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Hastings with Valerie Jarrett at President Obama's victory celebration at the McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois. (November 2012)
Michael Mahon Hastings

(1980-01-28)January 28, 1980
Died June 18, 2013(2013-06-18) (aged 33)
Cause of death Road accident
Nationality United States
Occupation Journalist
Known for Reporting from Iraq and Afghanistan
Notable work
Book I Lost My Love in Baghdad; A Modern War Story and Rolling Stone, "The Runaway General"
Home town Burlington, Vermont, U.S.
Spouse(s) Elise Jordan
Profile in Contemporary Authors Online

Michael Mahon Hastings (January 28, 1980 – June 18, 2013) was an American journalist, writer and reporter for BuzzFeed. The son of doctors Molly and Brent Hastings, he graduated from Rice Memorial High School in South Burlington, Vermont in 1998, and New York University in 2002.

He was a regular writer for Gentlemen's Quarterly and a contributing editor at Rolling Stone magazine. From 2002 - 2008, he was a journalist for Newsweek magazine, famous for his Iraq War coverage and book about the death of his fiancée Andrea Parhamovich I Lost My Love in Baghdad: A Modern War Story.

Hastings died in a 4:30am single-vehicle automobile crash in Los Angeles on June 18, 2013.

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