Men’s Journal contributor Matthew Power died of an apparent heatstroke while on assignment in Northern Uganda, the magazine revealed Tuesday.
The 39-year-old outdoors journalist was accompanying British explorer Levison Wood during his attempt to walk the length of the Nile.
“Matt was only dropping in and walking with him for a week, but you got the sense that he’d trudge on as long as it took to get the story and to understand the man he was walking with,” the magazine said. “On Monday, Matt fell ill, lost consciousness, and died a few hours later.”
Asan Kasingye, the head of Interpol in Uganda, said his staff in northern Uganda reported that Mr. Power “just dropped dead.”
Sources said Mr. Power died of a heatstroke, but more details will emerge following his autopsy scheduled for later this week.
“No writer better represented (or loved) Men’s Journal as well and as fully as Matt did and we are proud to have published his work whenever we could,” the magazine said. “Matt chose the hard way when it was the right way, yet somehow never failed to enjoy the journey.”