Nate Thayer, who interviewed Pol Pot, dead at 62

Nate Thayer, the larger-than-life American freelance journalist who scored a massive scoop with his 1997 interview with Pol Pot, the genocidal leader of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge, has died at 62, his family said Wednesday.

Thayer was discovered dead by his brother Rob Thayer at his Falmouth, Massachusetts home Tuesday.

“He had a lot of ailments, he was seriously ill for many months,” the brother told AFP.

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