Dean Barnett: 1967-2008

Bill Kristol announced the extremely sad news today on the Weekly Standard’s blog:

It’s my sad duty to report that our good friend and valued contributor Dean Barnett passed away today. He was a remarkable man–principled, witty, and to all of us, a model of grace and courage. We mourn his passing and cherish his memory.

I had the pleasure of meeting Dean in Vegas last year at the BlogWorld conference, after having read his contributions to the Townhall.com blog for quite some time. The emails I exchanged with Dean always, always made me smile. He had an incredible sense of humor, a real talent for writing and a life marked with many blessings. My heart goes out to his family and friends.

If you’re intersted in reading more about Dean’s struggles and successes with cystic fibrosis in his own words, click here.

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