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Tragedy of Reporter Michele Gillen’s Cause of Death Clarified

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The story behind former South Florida television investigative reporter Michele Gillen’s cause of death has been clarified after she passed away Friday (June 11) at the age of 66. May she rest in power.

Heartbreaking death news of Veteran CBS4 News journalist Michele Gillen was confirmed by her longtime friend and producer, Marcia Izaguirre.

Marcia shared the news in a Facebook post on Friday, waiting, “For all those who knew her, she was a relentless warrior who fought indefatigably for the vulnerable,” Izaguirre wrote. “In every story she delved into, she aimed to discover the truth and spur change to improve the quality of life of her community.”

According to producer Marcia Izaguirre reporter Michele Gillen's cause of death relates to natural causes
Former CBS4 News journalist Michele Gillen took her last breath on Friday (June 11).
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Michele Gillen is remembered as a passionate journalist devoted to supporting those who could not help themselves. In 2006, her series, “The forgotten floor,” showed the necessity of helping mentally ill patients at the Miami-Dade County jail.

In 2013, she came back to the jail to see what had changed since her series, while in 2012, Michele and a team of CBS4 News journalists revealed the stories of Holocaust survivors who returned to Auschwitz to share their stories in hopes no one would ever forget the atrocities they lived through.


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What was Reporter Michele Gillen’s Cause of Death?

According to producer Marcia Izaguirre reporter Michele Gillen’s cause of death relates to natural causes; however, US day News offers its deepest sympathies to her loved ones.

reporter Michele Gillen's cause of death relates to natural causes
Beloved reporter Michelle won thirty-nine Emmy awards.
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The thirty-nine Emmy awards winner was most proud of the ‘adopt a bear’ program she organized. The bears, given to disadvantaged kids in the juvenile court system who faced tough moments during their lives.

Graduated from Emerson College in Boston in 1977, Gillen started her job at a TV station in Bangor, Maine, a short time later. She later went to Miami in 1980 to work for WPLG-ABC10.

As Izaguirre claims, Gillen’s work on housing facilities for the elderly in WPLG-ABC10 caused national legislation against elder abuse. Good to know, Michele won  39 local Emmys over several decades.

She will stay alive in her fans’ minds and hearts forever.

Beloved reporter joined the NBC group in 1988 as a correspondent for the national news program, “Dateline.” 5 years later, she entered NBC’s Miami affiliate, WTVJ, in 1993 after a scandal over staged crash tests on GM trucks.

Michele went to KCBS-TV in LA in 1995 and came back to Miami in 1997 as an investigative reporter for WFOR-CBS4. She was there until 2018, when the station refused to resume her deal.


Reactions to Death of Reporter Michele Gillen

We all agree that Celebrities’ death news always breaks many hearts, although, fans kindly remember memories, and their idols are alive in their hearts even after death.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Michele Gillen’s family, friends, fans, and all of his loved ones on this tough time. You can also leave a condolence message below the comment box to honor her.

Quickly after the tragic news released, many of the late reporter’s friends and fans expressed their sadness on social media by posting their tributes.

Someone wrote, “So sad to hear this. ‘Relentless warrior.’ Michele Gillen, iconic Miami investigative TV reporter, dies at 66.” While another one said, “RIP Michele Gillen … Great reporter always watched her special reports and investigations … Condolences to her family and friends …”

A user also announced, “This is sad news. Michele was a GREAT reporter. She made a difference. ‘Relentless warrior.’ Michele Gillen, iconic Miami investigative TV reporter, dies at 66.”

Another tweeted “OMG! Whether you’re a native to SFLA like me or have lived in South Florida for decades, you know #MicheleGillen. She spoke at my elementary or middle school MANY years ago. So sad. P.S. She won thirty-nine Emmy awards!”

In 2018, Michele sued CBS for age and gender discrimination, nevertheless, the case was settled after a year.


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  1. Tim July 19, 2021

    So what was the cause of death?

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