A writer of fake political news who previously said he felt responsible for President Trump’s election has died near Phoenix, police said Tuesday.
Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Mark Casey told The Associated Press that Paul Horner was found dead in his bed earlier this month.
Casey said there was “evidence at the scene” that “suggested this could be an accidental overdose.”
The cause of Horner’s death has not yet been finalized.
Horner, whose fake news stories often went viral on Facebook and Twitter, told The Intersect, a Washington Post blog, last year that Trump supporters were especially susceptible to being fooled.