The 26-year-old writer and broadcaster passed away Friday after being found unresponsive by a friend.
Fox News commentator and Federalist writer Bre Payton has died after being found unconscious with two sudden illnesses.
On Friday, The Federalist announced the 26-year-old’s death, which occurred that day in San Diego after she fell sick.
The publication mourned her death, saying it is “heartbroken and devastated” over the news.
“Bre brightened the lives of everyone around her,” the statement said. “She was joyful, hard-working, and compassionate, and she leaves behind friends and colleagues for whom she brought nothing but sweetness and light.”
Fox, which also reported on the death, pointed to a post earlier this month on Payton’s Twitter account in which she asked followers to tune into her One America News broadcast, a right-wing outlet where she also worked.