Conservatives everywhere are in mourning today after it was revealed that legendary television host John McLaughlin has passed away. He was 89 years-old.
Born in 1927, McLaughlin was originally a Catholic priest before coming a political pundit in the 1970s after writing speeches for President Richard Nixon. According to American News, he started the public access show The McLaughlin Group in 1982, and it still airs to this day.
McLaughlin addressed the public for the last time on August 13, when he explained to his fans that he had missed recent tapings of his show because of poor health.
“Yet my spirit is strong and my dedication to the show remains absolute,” he wrote on his show’s website.
Rest in peace, John McLaughlin, you will be dearly missed!