Three Cups of Tea author dies aged 49

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Three Cups of Tea author dies aged 49

Dec 03 2012

David Oliver Relin, a journalist and adventurer who achieved acclaim as co-author of the best seller Three Cups of Tea (2006) and then suffered emotionally and financially as basic facts in the book were called into question, died Nov. 15 in Multnomah County, Ore. He was 49.

His family said Mr. Relin “suffered from depression” and took his own life. The family, speaking through Mr. Relin’s agent, Jin Auh, was unwilling to give further details, but said a police statement would be released this week.

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