Sunday, May 10, 2015

Barbara Turnbull, Toronto Star journalist and victim of high-profile shooting, dead

Toronto Star journalist Barbara Turnbull has died, the newspaper reported Sunday evening.
Turnbull had been writing and reporting for the Star since 1990, where she had been a longtime member of the Life section at the time of her death.
The Star said Turnbull died of "complications related to pneumonia" on Sunday afternoon. She was 50 years old.
As a teenager, Turnbull was paralyzed from the neck down in a high-profile 1983 shooting that occurred at a convenience store she was working at in Mississauga, Ont.
CBC story

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