Daphne Caruana Galizia (Maltese Journalist) Age, Death Cause, Husband, Biography & More

Daphne Galizia

Full NameDaphne Anne Caruana Galizia Vella
NicknameAnne, 'One-Woman WikiLeaks' and "The Blogging Fury"
ProfessionJournalist and Blogger
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet inches- 5’ 7”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 75 kg
in pounds- 165 lbs
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of BirthAugust 26, 1964
Birth PlaceSliema, Crown Colony of Malta
Date of DeathOctober 16, 2017
Place of Deathnear Bidnija, Mosta, Malta
Age (at the time of death)53 Years
Death CauseKilled in a Car Bomb
Zodiac sign/Sun signVirgo
HometownBidnija, Malta
SchoolSt. Dorothy's convent, Mdina, Malta
St Aloysius' College, Birkirkara, Malta
College/UniversityUniversity of Malta
Educational QualificationBA (Hons.) in archaeology from the University of Malta in 1997
FamilyFather- Michael Alfred Vella
Mother- Rose Marie Vella née Mamo
Brother- Not Known
Sister- Not Known
ReligionNot Known
HobbiesReading Newspapers, Blogging
Controversies• Her blog entitled- "Running Commentary" has been in several legal battles.
• In 2010, Magistrate Consuelo Scerri Herrera opened a libel and defamation case against her as she had criticized him on her blog. However, the case was withdrawn in November 2011.
• On 8 March 2013, she was arrested for breaking the political silence on the day before the 2013 General Election.
Boys, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Sexual OrientationStraight
Affairs/BoyfriendsPeter Caruana Galizia
Husband/SpousePeter Caruana Galizia
Daphne Galizia Husband Peter Caruana Galizia
Marriage DateYear 1985
ChildrenSons- Matthew Caruana Galizia (Investigative Journalist), Andrew Michael Louis and Paul Anthony Edward
Daphne Galizia With Her Husband (extreme right) and Sons
Daughter- None

Daphne Galizia

Some Lesser Known Facts About Daphne Galizia

  • Did Daphne Galizia smoke?: Not Known
  • Did Daphne Galizia drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • She was born as Daphne Anne Vella in Sliema, Malta.
  • In 1987, she started working as a journalist, and by the 1990s, she was a regular columnist for “The Sunday Times of Malta” and an Associate Editor of “The Malta Independent.” The Sunday Times of Malta
  • Beyond a columnist with “The Malta Independent” and “The Malta Independent on Sunday,” Daphne was the editor of the “Taste & Flair magazine.” Taste & Flair magazine
  • Daphne Galizia maintained a blog entitled- “Running Commentary,” which included investigative reporting on a number of people. Her blog was counted one of the most popular blogs in Malta. Running Commentary Blog
  • She was the first to report that Malta Government’s Minister- Konrad Mizzi and Prime Minister Joseph Muscat’s chief of staff- Keith Schembri were connected to the Panama Papers leak. She hinted their connection with Panama Papers on her blog.
  • In 2017, she alleged that Panama company- Egrant was owned by Michelle Muscat, the Prime Minister’s wife.
  • On 16 October 2017, she had just driven away in her Peugeot 108 from her home in Mosta (a town outside Malta’s capital of Valletta), when her car exploded. The debris of her car- Peugeot 108 was scattered across the road and into a nearby field.

  • In her last blog post, she had targeted Mr. Schembri, who was testifying in a libel case.
  • Opposition Leader- Adrian Delialabeledd the bombing a “political murder”.
  • Daphne Galizia was dubbed as “Malta’s most controversial journalist.”
  • In 2016, she was included in a Politico EU List of 28 people “shaping, shaking and stirring Europe.”
  • Duty Magistrate Consuelo Scerri Herrera had been given the charge to investigate her death. However, husband Peter and her three children, Matthew, Andrew and Paul had filed an urgent application in court requesting Duty Magistrate Consuelo Scerri Herrera to abstain from investigating the murder, which she accepted and agreed to abstain from the investigation. Duty Magistrate Consuelo Scerri Herrera

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