Mike Flynn, former editor of Breitbart.com and a former Congressional candidate in Illinois, has passed away due to a heart attack.
As Dan Riehl reports:
Mike was well known and liked by a great many people, both in Washington, DC and across the conservative movement and we have little doubt additional tributes will be pouring in in the days ahead.
His family released a heartbreaking statement :
It is with extreme sadness and heartbreak to announce that Mike Flynn, an Editor at Breitbart News, unexpectedly passed away Thursday evening.
While Mike had many accomplishments, what he was most proud of, was being an amazing father, husband, son, and friend to all who knew him.
The family wishes for privacy at this difficult time.
Larry O’Connor added:
To his friends, Flynn was fiercely loyal, quick witted, intelligent and relentless in his defense of America’s founding ideals and the notion that individuals should have the right to live their lives without intrusion of the federal government in their lives. To his political adversaries he was tenacious and formidable yet quick with a joke and a cocktail at the end of a long, hard-fought battle.
Flynn’s laugh was infectious and boisterous and his ability to find a political ally in almost every district in the country when a story popped up was legendary. There were many times when a tip would come in to the Breitbart editorial team and Flynn would jump on to a conference call to dazzle all of us with his knowledge of exactly what the local, state and national ramifications would be on how the potential story would play out. He almost always “knew a guy” who could get a grass-roots video to turn a story into a blockbuster.
— Jim Hoft (@gatewaypundit) June 24, 2016
My friend Mike Flynn died today and I'm heartbroken #RIP
— Kerry Picket (@KerryPicket) June 24, 2016
RIP, Mike Flynn. A great human being. A patient and kind editor. Always willing to work with you and help. @Flynn1776
— Brandon Darby (@brandondarby) June 24, 2016
RIP. It was Mike Flynn who introduced me to Andrew B. https://t.co/ov3snRq66U
— James O'Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) June 24, 2016
At the Pearly Gates, you can bet the Founding Fathers were there to give @Flynn1776 a standing ovation.
— John Nolte (@NolteNC) June 24, 2016
Rest in Peace, Mike Flynn. He leaves behind a wife & 4 kids. Support if you can: https://t.co/WZhSZXiCzW
— Ericka Andersen (@ErickaAndersen) June 24, 2016
Mike is also survived by four children.
Let us pray for the Flynn family during this difficult time. Rest in peace.