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Veteran Journalist Matthew Power Dies While On Assignment In Uganda

A contributing editor to Harper's Magazine and a writer for numerous other publications, Power was on assignment along the Nile River for Men's Journal when he unexpectedly fell ill and died.

Posted on March 11, 2014, at 3:40 p.m. ET

Reporter Matthew Power has died while on assignment in Uganda, according to Outside Magazine. He reportedly died of heat stroke and exhaustion while on assignment for Men's Journal.

Power was a contributing editor to Harper's Magazine and wrote for Men's Journal, GQ, and a variety of other publications.
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Power was a contributing editor to Harper's Magazine and wrote for Men's Journal, GQ, and a variety of other publications.

According to Men's Journal, he was accompanying British explorer Levison Wood as he attempted to walk the length of the Nile.

I'm half the journalist and a tenth the writer that @matthew_power was. Twitter: Please send his family love.

Amber Hunt@ReporterAmber

I'm half the journalist and a tenth the writer that @matthew_power was. Twitter: Please send his family love.

10:05 AM - 11 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

On Monday, Power "fell ill, lost consciousness, and died a few hours later." An autopsy that could shed further light on the 39-year-old reporter's cause of death will be released later in the week.

Thoughts going out to the family of @matthew_power. I didn't know him long, but we had some great adventures together

Otter@SilentUK

Thoughts going out to the family of @matthew_power. I didn't know him long, but we had some great adventures together

11:32 AM - 11 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

You can view a selection of Power's work here.

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