Popular columnist and author Sam de Brito was found dead in his North Bondi home on Monday morning. He is survived by his 5-year old daughter, Anoushka and the other members of the family. Police are ruling out suicide or foul play in the death of the writer.
Upon finding out of the death of the 46-year old writer and devoted father, the family of de Brito have immediately issued a statement to the public.
“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 daughter, Anoushka, 5.
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.”
The death comes as a shock to family and friends of de Brito. De Brito’s career as a writer has spanned over two decades. He has written for TV, film and newspapers.
He also wrote a couple of books, No Tattoos Before You’re Thirty and No Sex with Your Ex. He was also the author of the famous The Lost Boys, Hello Darkness and All Men Are Liars. The latter was a column he started writing in 2006 for Fairfax.
His last column was published in The Sun Herald and The Sunday Age last Sunday. The editor in chief of The Sydney Morning Herald and The Sun Herald, Darren Goodsir, has extended his sympathies and condolences of the bereaved.
De Brito was one of the papers most respected and popular columnists they have to date. For more of de Brito’s writing, click here for his blog archive.
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