The Media Research Center family shares heartbreaking news about beloved and prolific NewsBusters blogger Noel Sheppard:

From MRC president Brent Bozell:

Our Noel Sheppard passed away yesterday (Friday) morning at about 5:00 AM. Say a prayer for the soul of a man we’ll all miss professionally, and many, many of us will miss personally as well. Noel was not just a force of nature, he was a very good man.

How quickly this all happened. Just two months ago, Noel wrote about suddenly getting cancer at 53 called “Cancer’s Ray of Hope.” Nine days ago, he wrote us and said he was interested in writing about his “progress” — and he put “progress” in quotes. We were all wishing for better news, and really couldn’t imagine this was a battle that would end this way.

https://twitter.com/AdamBaldwin/status/449958558235250688

RIP, Noel. Thoughts and prayers for his family and friends.

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.