Famed FOB Journalist dies

Photo credit: Ellen Elmendorp

Award-winning journalist, David Beresford, (Hervey 1960 – 1965), passed away in Johannesburg on 22nd April after a long illness (Parkinson’s Disease. He was known and admired by his peers for three things: his dedication to his craft, a complicated personal life, and his capacity to balance the two with apparent equanimity. Those who knew him in his later years would not be surprised to know that his time on campus was devoted to having a good time, but probably did not know that he was an enthusiastic rugby and cricket player — and once ran the Comrades’ Marathon. Our condolences go to his family and those who knew him well.

UK Guardian Obituary for David Beresford

SA Mail & Guardian Obituary for David Beresford

One Response to Famed FOB Journalist dies

  • R.I.P., David. Thanks for making contact a couple of years ago from LA; I’m sorry we never managed to meet up as planned. Hamba gahle, shamwari.

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