Longtime Fox News correspondent Dominic Di-Natale has died, the network said Thursday night. He was 43.
Described as a "versatile reporter comfortable at the keyboard or in front of the camera," Di-Natale covered some of the biggest news stories over the years, most recently heading to Ferguson, Missouri, to cover the protests that followed the shooting death of Michael Brown.
Former Fox News correspondent Dominic Di-Natale was found dead of an apparent suicide Wednesday, the network said. (Image source: Fox News)Di-Natale's body was discovered Wednesday in Jefferson County, Colorado, where a coroner ruled the cause of death a suicide, Fox News reported. Officials there were alerted by a friend who knew of some undisclosed health issues.
"We were extremely saddened to learn of Dominic’s passing and send our deepest condolences to his family and friends," a network representative said in a statement. "He was an esteemed journalist and an integral part of our news coverage throughout the Middle East."
A Fox representative told TheBlaze that Di-Natale was actually no longer a Fox News employee after a recent "amicable parting." He made his final appearance on the network Nov. 30.
Di-Natale's colleagues posted their reactions to his death on Twitter:
So sad to hear Fox's Dominic Di-Natale has died. A great reporter, who off-air was always trying to help US troops. I will miss him.— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) December 12, 2014
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
I can't believe this. I am stunned and heartbroken. I will miss you, Dom. We all will. http://t.co/mIFCc2Xuum— Janice Dean (@JaniceDean) December 12, 2014
Di-Natale had a diverse career, beginning at a magazine in Portugal in 1989.
He subsequently worked in numerous cities around the globe, covering issues of the day on television and in print.
Di-Natale started his career at Fox News in 2007.
This story has been updated with a comment from Fox News that Di-Natale was no longer employed at the network.