Daniel Ellsberg dead at 92: The controversial Pentagon Papers leaker dies three months after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer

THE man who leaked the Pentagon Papers, Daniel Ellsberg, has died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 92.

Ellsberg died Friday at his home in Kensington, California, after being told in March that his family said he had about three to six months to live after the diagnosis.




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At the time, doctors told him he had inoperable cancer, according to the New York Times reported.

“When I copied the Pentagon Papers in 1969,” he wrote in the email announcing his cancer diagnosis.

“I had every reason to believe that I would spend the rest of my life behind bars. It was a fate I would have gladly accepted if it had hastened the end of the Vietnam War, unlikely as it seemed.”

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