How Did Journalist Eric Boehlert Die?
Eric Boehlert, a seasoned journalist who was a harsh opponent of right-wing disinformation and hypocrisy in the news industry, died on Monday in New Jersey. He was 57 years old at the time.
Mr Boehlert was riding his bicycle near the Watchung Avenue station in Montclair when he was struck by a train operated by the New Jersey Transit system. Tracy Breslin, his wife, verified that he had passed away.
According to Ms Breslin, who was his best friend as well as a coworker, recalls that, in addition to being a writer, Boehlert was an active athlete and bike owner.
In his spare time, he enjoys riding his cool bikes and going for long rides by himself. It’s something he enjoys doing.
He also enjoys spending time outdoors, where he takes some amazing photographs that he then posts on the internet.
Mr Boehlert was born in Utica, New York, and spent part of his boyhood in Indiana before his family relocated to Guilford, Connecticut.
He graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a bachelor’s degree in Middle Eastern studies in 2008.
At the beginning of his career, Mr Boehlert covered the music industry for Billboard and Rolling Stone, before joining the Salon team as a staff writer. In 2006, he became a member of Media Matters.