This 2006 photo released by Viking shows Greg Mortenson, left, and David Oliver Relin, co-authors of the best-selling book “Three Cups of Tea.” Relin committed suicide in Corbett, Ore., outside Portland, on Nov. 14, said the deputy Multnomah County medical examiner, Peter Bellant, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012. Relin was 49. (AP Photo/Viking, Steven Winslow)
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — David Oliver Relin, co-author of the best-selling book “Three Cups of Tea,” said in legal filings about a year before his recent suicide that his career suffered from allegations of lies in the story of a humanitarian who built schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Relin killed himself in the rural community of Corbett near Portland last month, according to the deputy Multnomah County medical examiner, Peter Bellant, who confirmed the death on Sunday. He was 49.
Relin died of a blunt force head injury on Nov. 14, Bellant said. Neither he nor Relin’s family would provide details of his death.
His body was found along railroad tracks running along the Columbia River Login to read more