Lee Halpin was apparently filming a documentary about homelessness in an attempt to get on a Channel 4 journalism course.
He was spending a week sleeping rough when he was found dead in a derelict hostel in Newcastle on Wednesday morning.
– Channel 4 spokesperson
“We are saddened to learn of the tragic death of this aspiring young journalist.
"Our thoughts are with his family”
A man making a film about homelessness has been found dead in a derelict hostel in Newcastle.
26 year old Lee Halpin had intended to spend a week sleeping rough, as part of the film project.
He had hoped to win a place on a Channel Four course on investigative journalism.
Police investigating Mr Halpin's death have arrested two men on suspicion of supplying drugs.