Rupert Howard Cornwell, born 22 February 1946 to Ronnie and Jean Cornwell in London, England, was an award-winning British foreign correspondent for over 40 years, based in Paris, Brussels, Rome, Bonn, Moscow and Washington, D.C. He spent 21 years in the United States, 12 of them as Washington bureau chief for the Independent, the British newspaper that he had joined at its founding in 1986 as Moscow correspondent. Previously he had worked 14 years for the Financial Times, and he was a friend and mentor to many of those he worked with. In 1983, Rupert published the best-selling book “God’s Banker,” about Roberto Calvi, the Italian banker found hanging from Blackfriars Bridge in London. Rupert was the much-loved husband of Susan; the father of two sons who adored him, Sean and Stas; and the doting grandfather of Sophie and Florence.
Various obituaries can be found below:
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