Fox News TV Commentator Bre Payton Dead At 26

Fox News TV Commentator Bre Payton Dead At 26

Doctors did a CT scan and found that she had the H1N1 virus, commonly called the swine flu, and possibly meningitis, the fundraiser said. A graduate of Patrick Henry University with a degree in political journalism, 23-year-old Bre joined the Federalist in 2015 and immediately began discussing public policy as a "talking head" on TV. "I am in complete shock that we lost this handsome soul, and am comforted only by the faith she had in the Lord", Problematic Women co-host Kelsey Harkness tweeted. Just before noon Pacific, Federalist publisher Ben Domenech confirmed on Twitter that she had died.

A CaringBridge site set up for Payton read: 'The doctors are concerned that her neurological signs are not great at this point and have informed us the next 24-48 hours are going to be critical for her. "Rest in paradise you handsome soul", Murtaugh tweeted. Following a panel that featured the Washington Post's Jennifer Rubin-whom many on the right can not stand being labeled a "conservative columnist" on the right-Bre shook hands and cheerfully asked Rubin what conservative principles she actually holds, the Post pundit replied "I've got to run" and, as Bre tweeted, "walked away".

Former Republican congressional candidate Morgan Murtaugh tweeted Friday that she was the one who found Payton.

"We are less without her - in every possible way", McCain wrote. Our prayers for Bre_payton and her family.

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Following the announcement of her passing, many of Payton's friends and colleagues showed an outpouring of support. The family is asking for prayers and privacy at this time, the Federalist said. John McCain, called Payton "a wonderful, fearless, vibrant, intelligent young woman".

Murtaugh later wrote to her followers that "Bre has passed". She has also been on "Fox & Friends" and "Fox News @ Night".

The young journalist is survived by her parents George and Cindy Payton as well as her siblings James, Jack, Christina and Cheekie.

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