Fairfax Media columnist and author Sam de Brito found dead in North Bondi home

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Fairfax columnist Sam de Brito has been found dead in his Sydney eastern suburbs home this morning.

According to a report in the Sydney Morning Herald, the 46-year-old author and father of one was found dead in his North Bondi home this morning.

A statement from de Brito’s family said: “The family and friends of the writer and journalist Sam de Brito have been devastated by his sudden death this morning.

“Sam, 46, has revelled in parenthood and was a wonderful and devoted father to his young daughter, Anoushka.

“He will also be remembered as a loving son, brother, nephew, uncle, cousin and friend, as well as a distinguished columnist and author.

“His family asks for privacy at this time as they grieve for the loss of Sam and await the results of a coroner’s report.”

De Brito had worked with Fairfax Media as a columnist since November 2006.

He was also the author of five books including No Tattoos Before You’re Thirty, The Lost Boys and Hello Darkness. He also edited website Australian Robotics Review since June this year.

His last column for Fairfax was published in The Sun-Herald and The Sunday Age on Sunday.

In 2011 de Brito spoke to Mumbrella’s Tim Burrowes about his book Hello Darkness where he admitted “I probably wouldn’t be here if I didn’t write”.




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