Being Canadian, we are used to fights breaking out after someone blows the whistle, but we're certainly not used to death after the sound.
That said, considering the news of Sean Hoare's death, courtesy of today's Guardian, we should probably sensitize ourselves to such morbidity. The guardian reports that Hoare, the official whistle blower of the News of the World phone-hacking was found dead this morning at his Watford home.
Hoare, who has a history of drug and alcohol problems, was purportedly injured the previous weekend at a children's birthday party, suffering a blow from a heavy pole while taking down a tent. Hoare had a broken nose and a seriously injured foot at the time of the accident
While the broken nose was definitely related to the heavy metal object hitting Mr. Hoare's face, his death appears to have nothing to do with the whistle blowing; it has been thus far deemed "unsuspicious" by investigators.
I imagine there's more to come.