POPULAR columnist and author Sam de Brito, 46, was found dead in his North Bondi home this morning.
His family confirmed the death of the Fairfax columnist and father-of-one in a statement.
“The family and friends of the writer and journalist Sam de Brito have been devastated by his sudden death this morning,” his family said.
“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.
De Brito worked in TV, film and newspapers. He also wrote five books including No Tattoos Before You’re Thirty and The Lost Boys.
He began writing his All Men Are Liars column for Fairfax in 2006 with his last column published in The Sun-Herald and The Sunday Age on Sunday.
The Sydney Morning Herald and The Sun-Herald editor in chief, Darren Goodsir, extended his condolences to the family of de Brito, who had been one of the newspaper’s most popular and respected columnists.
Police are not treating his death as suspicious or a suicide. No doubt new information will be released as it comes to hand.
“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.”
We offer our sincerest condolences to his family and friends at such a sad time.