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WikiLeaks director Gavin MacFadyen dies

(9NEWS) — WikiLeaks director and founder of the Centre for Investigative Journalism, Gavin MacFadyen, has died aged 76.

It is understood the American Journalist died of lung cancer surrounded by loved ones in London on Saturday.

Colleagues and fellow journalists across the world, including WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange, have taken to social media to pay their respects.

In his illustrious career, MacFayden produced and directed more than 50 documentaries on a wide range of topics including neo-Nazis, child labour, the Iraq arms trade and Frank Sinatra’s ties to the mafia.