Obit Nate Thayer

American journalist Nate Thayer, of Falmouth, Mass., sits bandaged in a hotel room on Oct. 15, 1989 in Aranyaprathet, Thailand, after he was injured in a land mine explosion on his return from Cambodia. Thayer, a fearless reporter who survived several brushes with death over decades covering conflict in Southeast Asia, was the last western journalist to interview Pol Pot, the leader of the murderous Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia. Thayer was found dead at his Falmouth, Massachusetts home on Tuesday by a friend, his brother, Rob Thayer, said Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023.