DEATH NOTICE: Terry Anderson

Kate Decker

May 1, 2024

At the NNA Foundation s 137th Annual Convention & Trade Show, Anderson stands to accept recognition.
At the NNA Foundation s 137th Annual Convention & Trade Show in San Francisco, Anderson -- second from left -- participates in the flash session, Hosting Community Forums on the Value of Journalism, led by Al Cross, second from right, director emeritus of the University of Kentucky’s Institute for Rural Journalism.

Terry Anderson — chief Middle East correspondent for the Associated Press who in the 1980s was abducted and held hostage in Lebanon — died at home in Greenwood Lake, New York, on April 21 at the age of 76 due to complications from a recent heart surgery, the AP reports.

The information is attributed to his daughter, Sulome Anderson.

Terry Anderson is one of America's longest held hostages, captured in 1985 and returned to the U.S. in 1991, the AP reports.

Terry spoke at an NNA event not long after he was freed, according to NNA legal counsel Tonda Rush, former public policy director.

Anderson wrote a 1993 memoir about his experience, “Den of Lions.”

The AP reports he retired from the University of Florida in 2015, upon which he moved to northern Virginia.

Read the AP's story here: