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David Oliver Relin dies at 49; coauthor of 'Three Cups of Tea'

David Oliver Relin dies at 49; coauthor of 'Three Cups of Tea'

David Oliver Relin, a journalist who coauthored the celebrated but controversial book "Three Cups of Tea," has committed suicide in Oregon, authorities said. He was 49. Relin, who lived in Portland, died Nov. 15 in the Portland-area community of Corbett, Multnomah County Deputy Medical Examiner Tom Chappelle said Monday. He said Relin died of self-inflicted blunt-force head injuries. Relin's body was found along railroad tracks near the Columbia River, Multnomah County sheriff's officials told the Associated Press. "Three Cups of Tea," which Relin wrote with Greg Mortenson, is the best-selling account of Mortenson's travels in the mountains of central...

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