United Kingdom

Lee Halpin

03 April 2013

The 27 – year old founder and editor of Novel, a magazine covering all aspects of England’s North East culture and presenter ‘The Weekend Starts Here Show’ on Radio Tyneside was found dead in in a boarded-up hostel on Westgate Road, New Castle, according to meda.

Local media reports said that Halpin was making a documentary about sleeping rough on New Castle’s streets and had set himself a week long challenge to experience life of those who are homeless.
While the cause of his death remains unclear, it is believed he might have died of hypothermia. The Met Office said that the lowest temperature recorded in New Castle early on 3 April was around -4.2C.