The incendiary media innovator and pop music lover is dead at 43 from natural causes. It's a stunner. He was on Hugh Hewitt's show yesterday in fine form. Sincere condolences to his family and friends and co-workers. The kind of high stakes in-the-arena 24/7 blogging lifestyle is not always easy on the body or soul. We were often at crossed swords online but tried not to make it personal. We spent the last time we were together sharing favorite pop music on our iPhones on an airplane. He sure seemed to be enjoying life at the time.