Heartly Condolence! William Graham, the former Washington Post Publisher Katharine Graham's Son, died by committing suicide of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Wednesday, December 20 and he was 69-year-old, multiple sources have confirmed.
The tragic news was first reported by the Post in an official obituary on Saturday. Another shocking thing is that in 1963, Williams Graham’s father, Phil, also killed himself with a shotgun.
William's mother Katharine then served as primary publisher of the paper for more than 20 years after her husband’s heartbreaking death and played an integral role in their most famous exposé, Watergate.
According to the Post obituary, William spent most of his time in a different career path than his famous parents. He worked as a layer at the Williams & Connolly law firm and had also taught at the University of California in Los Angeles.
The suicide comes days after the D.C. premiere of Steven Spielberg‘s new film The Post, in which Meryl Streep plays Katharine.