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Prominent Journalist Grant Wahi Dies After Collapsing At Qatar World Cup

Web Desk(Tvm)Updated: Saturday Dec 10, 2022

America journalist Grant Wahi has died after collapsing during coverage of World Cup in Qatar. He was 48.

According to World Cup organisers, Wahi fell ill in the press area and was administered emergency medical aid  for about 20 - 25 minutes in the stadium before being  transferred to Harnad General Hospital.

According to US media representatives seated near him, Wahi fell back in his seat in the press box at Lusail Iconic Stadiium during the extra time and reporters close too him called for medical assistance.

Wahi made headlines in Nov by reporting that he was detained and briefly denied entry to a World Cup match because he was wearing a rainbow in support of LGBT right.

Wahi has covered soccer for more than two decades spanning 11 world cups.