Sunday, June 03, 2007

Steve Gilliard, 1966-2007

It is with tremendous sadness that we must convey the news that Steve Gilliard, editor and publisher of The News Blog (www.thenewsblog.net), passed away early this morning. He was 41.

To those who have come to trust The News Blog and its insightful, brash and unapologetic editorial tone, we have Steve to thank from the bottom of our hearts. Steve helped lead many discussions that mattered to all of us, and he tackled subjects and interest categories where others feared to tread.

We will post more information as it becomes available to us.

Please keep Steve's friends and family in your thoughts and prayers.

Steve meant so much to us. We will miss him terribly.

- the news blog team

We're all going to have to work a little harder without him, but no one will ever replace him.

One of the origninals. One of the best.

R.I.P.

(N in Seattle checks into comments with more detail, and has more yet, along with a fine tribute and some of Steve's greatest hits, at Peace Tree Farm.)

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