Harry Whittington Obituary Death – Harry Whittington, a wealthy and well-connected lawyer who gained sudden fame as the unintended victim of a shotgun blast by Dick Cheney, the vice president at the time, passed away early Saturday morning at his home in Austin, Texas. Harry Whittington gained fame as the unintended victim of a shotgun blast by Dick Cheney.
Dick Cheney was the vice president at the time. Because Cheney had the position of vice president at the time, Whittington became famous for being the victim of the shotgun blast who was not the intended target. He was 95. Mercedes Baker Whittington, who was married to him, was the one who disclosed the news that he had passed away.
According to a friend called Republican political consultant Karl Rove, Mr. Whittington had long since recovered from the wounds, but he passed away after a brief illness following a fall that occurred earlier this year. Mr. Whittington had been injured in an accident earlier this year.
Mr. Whittington was a prime example of the “good ol’ boy” variety of Texan, which is a word that pays homage, in the manner that is typical of the Lone Star State, to wit, understatement, and loyalty. He had a warm bantering connection with former President George W. Bush, and he played cards on a regular basis with a nonagenarian who had previously served as chief justice of the Texas Supreme Court.
Mr. Whittington was able to go on a hunting trip on a ranch in Texas with a group that included Mr. Cheney, who he had previously only had a casual acquaintance with due to Mr. Whittington’s enormous network of connections inside the Republican Party.
On the evening of February 11, 2006, just as dusk was about to fall, Mr. Cheney abruptly turned around to shoot a quail, but instead he shot Mr. Whittington numerous times in the face and upper chest. Mr. Whittington died as a result of his injuries. Birdshot fragments penetrated his skull, leaving him with several head wounds.