The journalist Martha Gellhorn died at the age of 89. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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Journalist and travel writer who is regarded as one of the best war correspondents of the 20th Century.
She divorced her husband Tom Matthews in 1963.
In her last years, Gellhorn was in frail health, nearly blind and suffering from ovarian cancer that had spread to her liver. On February 15, 1998, she committed suicide in London apparently by swallowing a cyanide capsule. The Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism was established in 1999 in her honor.
Why do people talk of the horrors of old age? It’s great. I feel like a fine old car with the parts gradually wearing out, but I’m not complaining,… Those who find growing old terrible are people who haven’t done what they wanted with their lives.
It is alleged that half a million Spanish men, women and children fled to France after the Franco victory.
I didn’t write. I just wandered about.
I daresay I was the worst bed partner in five continents.
I followed the war wherever I could reach it.