Bre Payton, writer at the Federalist who showed promise on many Fox News segments, has passed away from illness. Fox News reports:
Bre Payton, a conservative writer at The Federalist and frequent guest on television news outlets including Fox News Channel, died Friday after a sudden illness, according to her employer. She was 26.
Those who knew and worked with Payton at the Federalist website expressed shock Friday over her death. She had been on television just days earlier.
“Bre has passed,” publisher Ben Domenech tweeted. “We are devastated. Last we saw her, she was her funny, smart, vivacious self. Now lost to us so suddenly.”
A few hours earlier Friday, Domenech asked for prayers and linked to a CaringBridge website that said Payton was found unresponsive on Thursday in San Diego. Doctors, according to the post, determined she had contracted the “H1N1 flu and possibly meningitis.”
The Federalist and the conservative media world as a whole is deeply shaken by this, and America’s prayers are with her family.