Michael Hastings shocking death continues to fuel conspiracy theories. On Tuesday, the award winning journalist died in a early morning car crash when his Mercedes burst into flames on a Hollywood street. Leaving behind more questions then answers, with colleagues insinuating he may have been “scared to death.”
Michael Hastings born January 28, 1980, first rose to prominence with his coverage of Iraq for Newsweek and his expose of General Stanley McChrystal in Rolling Stone. After his fiancee died in Iraq, he wrote the memoir I Lost My Love in Baghdad: A Modern War Story.
Born under the sign of Aquarius, Michael Hastings was a unique soul. Friendly and soft-spoken, he was streets ahead of his time. A natural rebel, who pushed boundaries in some pretty strange directions if he felt people would benefit. Insightful and intuitive, which provided him his journalistic talents that gave him the freedom to express himself.
For Astrology followers, no doubt Saturn in Scorpio may have played a factor in Michael Hastings death. With karma playing a hand in his untimely death. His fears of an FBI investigation, were probably not unfounded.
According to eyewitnesses, video shows Michael Hastings’s Mercedes-Benz running a red light minutes before the crash. “It sounded like a bomb went off in the middle of the night,” a witness told the local news. “I couldn’t have written a scene like this for a movie, where the engine flies from the car.” Why was he speeding and why was he scared?
WikiLeaks, king of conspiracy theories, said Hastings had been speaking with them. The site revealed, “Michael Hastings death has a very serious non-public complication. We will have more details later.” And after three hours tweeted: “Michael Hastings contacted WikiLeaks lawyer Jennifer Robinson just a few hours before he died, saying that the FBI was investigating him.”
According to InfoWars, Hastings was working on a story about the CIA and became paranoid. “Yeah,” BuzzFeed editor Ben Smith confirmed to Daily Intelligencer. “Before his death, Michael told a number of his friends and colleagues that he was concerned that he was under investigation.”
Whatever happened, Michael Hastings, will be remembered as a outstanding journalist and loving husband. Astrochicks, thoughts and prayers go out to Michael Hasting’s wife, family and friends. It’s reported, his funeral will be held next week.