So this is how the folks over at Gawker reported the death of former Senator Fred Thompson:

Gawker is talking about the ads Thompson appeared in for reverse mortgages and is something they’ve been after him on for years.

But to tweet this out in the headline just minutes after the announcement of his death? They’re simply awful:

https://twitter.com/Iron_Scruffy/status/660970647263154176

Screenshot for posterity in case they delete it:

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‘That’s a gut punch. Sad, sad day’: Former U.S. Senator Fred Thompson dies at age 73