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Media Peers Mourn Sudden Passing of Federalist Writer Bre Payton

Bre Payton, a writer for The Federalist and regular guest on Fox News, passed away Friday after going into a coma. She was 26.

Payton was found unconscious Thursday morning by a friend, Morgan Murtaugh, and was taken to a nearby hospital in San Diego. There, according to Murtagh, she was diagnosed with H1N1 flu — possibly meningitis — and passed away the day after.

After the sudden and tragic news of Payton’s death was announced, friends, colleagues and fans of Payton flooded Twitter with messages remembering her and expressing dismay at her passing.

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