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'Fleet street legend' James Whitaker dies

James Whitaker, the royal commentator and former royal editor of the Daily Mirror, has died following a battle with cancer.

Writing on the Mirror website, editor Richard Wallace paid tribute to him as a "true Fleet Street legend".

Mr Whitaker, who was 71, most memorably broke the news that Princess Diana was suffering from an eating disorder.

  • 15 Feb 2012