JOURNALIST and well-known media critic Eric Boehlert has died after being involved in a bicycle accident as fellow writers pay tribute to the author.

Mr. Boehlert tragically passed away on Monday night after being struck by a train in Montclair, New Jersey, the author’s wife, Jane, confirmed to The US Sun.

Writer and well-known media critic Eric Boehlert has passed awayCredit: CNN

Jane described her husband as the “kindest, most generous and one of the coolest guys you will ever meet.”

A frequent bicyclist and runner, Jane said her husband was biking and enjoying the warm weather when the tragedy unfolded.

A “fierce and fearless defender of journalism,” Mr. Boehlert was a renowned media critic, writer and founder of Press Run.

Prior to his work at Press Run, Boehlert was a senior fellow at Media Matters for America for 10 years and a staff writer for Salon for five years.

Before that, he wrote about the music industry as a contributing editor to Rolling Stone and as a staff writer at Billboard.

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