Bre Payton, a conservative writer, dies at 26 after a sudden illness

Bre Payton, a high-profile conservative, young writer, and a frequent guest on television, died on Friday after a sudden illness. (YouTube screengrab).

Bre Payton, a conservative writer at The Federalist and a frequent guest on television news media, including Fox News Channel, died on Friday after a sudden illness, which, according to their employer. She was 26.

Those who knew and worked with Payton on the Federalist website expressed shock Friday over her death. You used to have on TV just a few days.

“Bre has passed tweeted,” publisher Ben Domenech. “We are devastated. Last we saw you, you was funny, intelligent, vivacious self. Now lost to us, so suddenly.”

A few hours earlier Friday, Domenech asked for prayers for, and in the context of a caring bridge website, said Payton, there was no response found, on Thursday in San Diego. Doctors determined according to the post, she had instructed the “H1N1 flu and, possibly, meningitis.”

Payton, who was based in Washington, was in California this week, guest-hosting a show on the One America News Network On Wednesday, Payton your Twitter followers said to the voices in the night, to see them on TV.

But the next morning, according to the CaringBridge post, a friend found her “unresponsive and barely breathing.”

“She immediately called 911 and Bre was brought to the hospital where she was admitted, sedated on the ICU & intubated, and the doctors began to work up a diagnosis,” said the post. “After a CT scan and hours of testing, you have determined, you has the H1N1 flu and, possibly, meningitis.”

In the last few weeks, Payton appeared as a guest on Fox News’ “your world with Neil Cavuto” and “Trish Regan Primetime” on Fox Business. She was also on “Fox & Friends” and “Fox News @ Night.”

“I can’t believe this. @Bre_payton was such a beautiful light, smart and funny and kind and talented tweeted” Fox News anchor Shannon Bream. “Pray for the broken hearted loved ones, who undoubtedly falter. She was much too young.”

According to her biography on The Federalist, Payton stories about “issues wrote, ranging from Kanye West to the decisions of the Supreme court of justice, in 2016, and breaking news.” She worked previously as a reporter for and received her degree in political journalism from Patrick Henry College.

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