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Peter R. de Vries

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Peter R. de Vries
De Vries on De Wereld Draait Door in 2017
Peter Rudolf de Vries

(1956-11-14)14 November 1956
Aalsmeer, Netherlands
Died15 July 2021(2021-07-15) (aged 64)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Cause of deathHomicide (gunshot wound to the head)
Occupation(s)Investigative journalist
Crime reporter
Years active1978–2021

Peter Rudolf de Vries (14 November 1956 – 15 July 2021) was a Dutch investigative journalist and crime reporter. He was known for hosting the television program Peter R. de Vries, misdaadverslaggever.[1] In 2005, he founded his own political party.[2]

Death[change | change source]

A memorial for de Vries after he was shot

On 6 July 2021, De Vriea was shot in the head after leaving the television studio of RTL Boulevard in Amsterdam.[3] He was taken to a hospital in critical condition, where he died nine days later at the age of 64.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Joran van der Sloot remains at liberty". Radio Netherlands Worldwide. 2 April 2008. Archived from the original on 21 July 2009.
  2. "Peter R. de Vries niet naar Den Haag: Politieke carrière in de kiem gesmoord" (in Dutch). TNS NIPO. 16 December 2005. Retrieved 22 September 2010.
  3. "Crime reporter Peter de Vries fighting for life after Amsterdam shooting". The Guardian. 6 July 2021.
  4. "Dutch crime reporter Peter de Vries dies after shooting". the Guardian. 15 July 2021. Retrieved 15 July 2021.