What Happened To David Leeson? Native, Winner Dies At 64

What Happened To Photographer David Leeson?

The Abilene native David Leeson passed away at 64 in Abilene on Saturday. His demise has shocked many people, and many photojournalists have remembered his work and paid tribute to him.

David graduated with a degree in journalism and mass communication from Abilene Christian University in 1978, and then he started to work at the Abilene Reporter-News from 1977 to 1982.

He went to New Orleans and worked for The Times-Picayune from 1982 to 1984. Leeson started to work for Dallas Morning News in 1984.

During his work at Dallas, he has covered various local and regional news and issues from the natural disaster of the earthquake in Turkey to the international conflicts, apartheid in South Africa, and many more.

How Did David Leeson Die? Death Cause And Obituary


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There is no prominent Obiturary for the photographer David Leeson released yet, but it is rumored that he has died in sleep at night, and it might be a natural cause of death.

His best friend, John Best, reveals that The Hamil Family Funeral Home will be handling his funeral arrangements. He remembered him as a fearless combat photographer and had gone to a lot to get the best photographs.

His photographs have earned him a name and fame as one of the greatest news photographers, and people are mourning the loss of a true gem from the world.

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David Leeson’s Wife And Married Life


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David Leeson was married to his wife, Kim Ritzenthaler on April 17, 2000. They had two children together. His wife, Kim was a former Dallas Morning News photographer.

But it is David’s second marriage as he was previously married, but things didn’t go well for them, and the marriage ended in 1998.

He had three children from his previous marriage. The details regarding his first marriage and children are not available.

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