Peter Cronkite, Grandson of Legendary Journalist Walter Cronkite, Found Dead in College Dorm Building at 22


Peter Cronkite, the 22-year-old grandson of the late, great TV newsman Walter Cronkite, was found dead in a dorm building at his college over the weekend. He took his own life. 

Colby College, the Waterville, Maine, liberal arts school where Cronkite was majoring in classical civilization and minoring in cinema studies, announced his death in a public letter Monday.

“It is with deep sadness that I write to report that Peter Cronkite ‘15 took his own life this weekend,” college president David A. Greene wrote. “Peter’s death is devastating to his family, his many friends, and the entire Colby community. Our hearts are heavy as we try to come to terms with this tremendous loss.”

Greene described Cronkite, who would have graduated next month, as popular, intelligent, and engaged in both academics and athletics:

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Source: Gawker | Jay Hathaway

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