This accident does not pass the smell test in my view. Very powerfull interests had reason to fear Michael’s investigative reporting. Exposing the powerful can be very hazardous to one’s safety. Absent any evidence of suicidal ideation, I would reject that out of hand. It would be very interesting to know what he was working on. Sometimes the skeptics are right. I feel confident Michael’s friends (and hopefully all followers of his reporting) will keep the pressure on for a full investigation.