20 Years Ago, Princess Diana Died After Being Chased By Paparazzi. Have We Made Any Progress?August 31, 2017 – Media Mention
Twenty years ago, on Aug. 31, 1997, the cat-and-mouse game between public figures and the paparazzi took a dark and defining turn with Princess Diana's death in Paris. Her fatal car crash has been litigated and debated for years, but one thing is universally accepted; at the time of the crash, Diana was fleeing an aggressive pursuit by paparazzi intent on taking her photograph. Although later inquiries determined the car's driver was drunk, the paparazzi's behavior wasn't new or any less dangerous. During her life, Diana, a royal known for humanitarian work, was often chased and harassed by photographers intent on selling her personal life to the highest bidder.