Kentucky paralegal who supplied documents in fight against tobacco companies dies in Miss.

  • by: BRUCE SCHREINER , Associated Press
  • Updated: November 25, 2013 - 5:25 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Merrell Williams Jr., a one-time Kentucky paralegal who took on Big Tobacco as a whistleblower who leaked internal documents exposing health risks and the addictiveness of cigarettes, has died in Mississippi, decades after he joined the fight that forever changed perceptions of smoking.

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