Gone, but definitely not forgotten by the phone hacking victims.
He went on to say that if the current allegations of hacking were true, the newspaper had no place within the company.
The paper stands accused of hacking into the mobile phones of murder victims such as schoolgirl Milly Dowler and the families of those killed in the 7/7 terror attacks.
Mr Murdoch said in a statement: “Having consulted senior colleagues, I have decided that we must take further decisive action with respect to the paper. This Sunday will be the last issue of the News of the World.
“The News of the World is in the business of holding others to account, but it failed when it came to itself.”
The only reason the NOTW no longer ‘has a place within’ News International is the fact it was caught. Because unethical, immoral fake journalism is not the exception, it’s the rule – it’s what the Murdoch media does.
While the paper will now cease to exist, we must not let the culprits get away with what they did. The people behind these despicable acts must still be held to account.