Fox News international news reporter Dominic Di Natale, at age 43, has died.
Known for his incredible endeavors to cover stories of immense danger and connect with peoples unreachable by most, Di Natale began as a magazine and newspaper writer, and has corresponded for BBC, and more recently Fox News, until this year.
Fox News reports that Colorado officials (where Di Natale owned property) were alerted by a friend on Wednesday of Di Natale’s that he was in a suicidal state “regarding serious undisclosed health issues.” Upon investigation, officials found Di Natale’s body and the coroner in Jefferson County, CO concluded that the seasoned journalist had taken his own life.
Fox News spokesperson reacted in a statement saying
“We were extremely saddened to learn of Dominic’s passing and send our deepest condolences to his family and friends. He was an esteemed journalist and an integral part of our news coverage throughout the Middle East.”
During Di Natale’s time abroad in Syria in 2008, while balancing journalism for Fox News and independent projects, he also established and ran a course for young Syrian entrepreneurs.
In 2011, Di Natale covered the aftermath of the Osama Bin Laden raid in Abbottabad, snagging interviews with immensely important people surrounding the incident and saving a brick for the USA.
Most recently, Di Natale transfered to the Fox News West Coast bureau in Los Angeles, CA and has been covering the Ferguson riots.
h/t : Mediaite.com