UPDATE: We were notified that officials believe 100% that Dan Olmsted allegedly committed suicide. We say allegedly because we were not there. We are also sad to report that the well-known autism advocate, Jeana Beck, aka Gina Smith, was found dead last weekend on or around November 17th. Our hearts go out to the family and friends of the founder of “Unlocking Autism.”

Dan Olmsted was a Yale-trained investigative journalist who wasn’t afraid to question vaccinations. He did a thorough job of reporting and was one of my favorites. I cannot believe he is gone, it’s heartbreaking.

In fact, just days ago he wrote an article about people dying in 2016 and now he too is gone.

Our heart goes out to his family and friends. We are so sorry for their loss.

“Age of Autism”, for whom he was an editor, had this to say about the great man and writer:

“We are heartbroken to announce that our dear friend, our brilliant colleague, journalist par excellence, dedicated book co-author, the heart, soul and leader of our ‘rebel alliance,’ Dan Olmsted,  passed away this weekend.

Age of Autism has been a family for many years, and to all of you, we send our condolences, as we are grateful for yours.

We will share more information as it becomes available. And the rebel alliance will carry on in his name, we assure you.”

We know his great work will live on.

Erin Elizabeth XO

Source: Age of Autism