The blogosphere mourns tonight for Steve Gilliard who passed tonight at the young age of 41. He founded The News Blog along with his own site with the blogspot address. He wrote brilliantly, tirelessly and courageously on a wide range of issues that touched his readers deeply. My condolences to his friends and family.
From The News Blog:
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
Meteor Blades at DailyKos also had a fitting memorial.