Media critic and journalist Eric Boehlert has died at the age of 57. He has died following a bike accident in New Jersey.
His well-wisherJon Stewart said on Twitter “Rest In Peace Eric Boehlert.” “Greatly admired his passion and tenacity.”
Hillary Clinton also tweeted on Twitter that she is “devastated for his family and friends and will miss his critical work to counteract misinformation and media bias. What a loss.”
The Press Run founder and editor, who lived in New Jersey, was remembered by broadcast journalist Soledad O’Brien as “a fierce and fearless defender of the truth.”
Eric Boehlert Cause Of Death
Eric Boehlert was fatally struck by an NJ Transit train in Montclair, an incident NJ Transit confirmed to the Daily News. A train struck a male cyclist Monday at about 9:40.
How Did Eric Boehlert Die?
New Jersey native Jon Stewart offered condolences on social media. “Greatly admired his passion and tenacity,” the comedian and political commentator wrote.
“We’ve lost an awesome human being, handsome/cool/witty dude who kicked ass on our behalf. Crazy devotion to facts, context and good reporting. Enemy of BS, fake news,” O’Brien wrote on Twitter.
“Adored his kids Jane and Ben, his dogs, biking and running and basketball and good friends,” wrote O’Brien in a Twitter thread. “Eric was an amazing friend.
He fought to rescue journalism and democracy, which need saving. … Brutal to bad media on Twitter, sweetest guy in real life. A terrible loss. We’ve lost an awesome human being, handsome/cool/witty dude who kicked ass on our behalf.”