Obituary: Who was Dirck Halstead? photojournalist dies at Aged 85, Wife and Family, Cause of Death

Dirck Storm Halstead was a photojournalist from the United States. He was the editor and publisher of the online photojournalism magazine The Digital Journalist. For the past half-century, he has photographed world-changing events for United Press International, Time magazine, and other news organizations.

His untimely death has left his fans in disbelief and shock, as people around the world pay tribute to him and express their deepest sympathy to his family.

The cause of death of Dirck Halstead

The news of Dirck Halstead’s passing is shocking and saddening for photojournalists since he was one of the most well-known and professional Journalists of recent times.

He died at the age of 85 in Panama City on March 25, 2022. He was well-known for his historical photographs, having photographed presidents, domestic protests, and the Vietnam War, where he created the first U.P.I. picture office in Saigon in 1965.

His death was revealed by his friends and colleagues which indicates cerebral hemorrhage as the cause of his death. cerebral hemorrhage is a  medical condition in which poor blood flow to the brain causes cell death and death.

Dirck Halstead Age, Family, and Early Life

Dirck Halstead was born on December 24, 1936, in Huntington, New York, USA. He was 85 years old at the time of his death. He was the son of William S. Halstead was father and Leslie Halstead was his mother. His father was a pioneer in radio and television development, including stereophonic FM radio and establishing mountain-top relay systems that were crucial in the creation of television networks in Japan and Jordan, while his mother was a telecommunications engineer.

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He was the Guatemalan Civil War’s youngest combat photographer. After that, he was drafted into the United States Army and served for two years. Halstead joined UPI after returning from military service and worked there for more than 15 years. He was the picture bureau head for UPI in Saigon during the Vietnam War.

Dirck Halstead’s Career, What was his profession?

He was a well-known photographer and photojournalist. He was also the publisher and editor of The Digital Journalist.

When his parents gave him a camera for Christmas, he became interested in photography and began photojournalism while still in high school.

Later, he became the youngest combat photographer for Life magazine, documenting the Guatemalan Civil War. In 1972, Time named Halstead as their Senior White House Photographer, a position he held for the next 29 years. Richard Nixon’s momentous journey to China in 1972 was documented by Halstead, who was one of six photographers who accompanied him. More than any other photographer, his photos have featured on 49 Time covers.

Halstead was twice named Picture of the Year by the National Press Photographers Association. Moreover, He received the White House News Photographers Association’s lifetime achievement award in 2002, and the Joseph A. Sprague Award for lifetime achievement and devotion to photojournalism in 2004.

Which school and college did he go to?

He studied at Haverford College but dropped out of his college and did not continue his education afterward.

However, Halstead received the Missouri Honor Medal from the University of Missouri School of Journalism in 2007 for outstanding journalism achievement.

Dirck Halstead’s Net Worth, How much does he earn?

At the time of his death, Dirck’s net worth was estimated to be between $1.2 to $2 million.

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However, we are unsure about his net worth because different sources provide different figures.

Dirck Halstead’s Wife, What about his relationship?

Dirck was a married man. He married three times to three different women in his lifetime and however, we are not sure about any of his kids as we are limited with any information regarding his wives as nothing much about them has been out in the media as he never talked about his personal life in public.

We will be updating about his wives and children in detail once our research team finishes gathering the necessary information regarding her from a credible source.

Is he available on any social media platforms?

He was available on Facebook with 4.6K+we’re having trouble finding his other social media accounts. If we learn anything new about his social media status, we will update this area.

Physical Appearance of Dirck Halstead’s Height, Weight

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Hair Colour  Salt and pepper
Eye ColourHazel
Body typeFit
Sexual OrientationStraight

Interesting facts about Dirck Halstead’s should be knows 

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Net Worth$1.2 to $2 million
Single/ In a relationshipDivorced
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