Longtime Fox News correspondent Dominic Di-Natale died Thursday of an apparent suicide.
A coroner in Jefferson County, Colorado, where Di-Natale owned property, announced he committed suicide. Officials found his body after being contacted by a friend of Di-Natale’s concerned over his state of mind.
“We were extremely saddened to learn of Dominic’s passing and send our deepest condolences to his family and friends,” a Fox News spokesperson said. “He was an esteemed journalist and an integral part of our news coverage throughout the Middle East.”
FoxNews.com reported on the veteran correspondent’s death and career.
Di-Natale, 43, a versatile reporter comfortable at the keyboard or in front of the camera, began his career as a magazine writer in Portugal in 1989, making a name for himself with his fearless coverage of the European drug trade. He returned to the United Kingdom in 1995, where he did freelance work for several national newspapers before taking a position as correspondent for BBC World, working out of Brussels, Dubai, Frankfurt, London and New York.
He began working for Fox News in 2007, covering international news for Fox News Channel, FoxNews.com, and often contributing to business and economic coverage for Fox Business Network.
Colleagues expressed their despair via social media.
He was my friend, colleague and we shared a love of 80’s music. He will be truly missed…. http://t.co/6GnGoP2M11
- Adam Housley (@adamhousley) December 12, 2014
- Mike Emanuel (@MikeEmanuelFox) December 12, 2014
I watched this video – breaks my heart http://t.co/UIvBdfuZhl Dominic was a good guy
- Greta Van Susteren (@greta) December 12, 2014
Di-Natale was no longer with Fox News at the time of his death. He last appeared on November 30th.