The literary world is mourning the loss of syndicated columnist and former senior editor of National Review, Joe Sobran. Sobran passed away on September 30th of kidney failure due to complications from diabetes.
The writer is survived by two ex-wives, four children, ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Sobran, a conservative columnist, was best known for his essays on moral and social questions. As an ultra-conservative Roman Catholic, he focuses on the broader moral questions facing our daily lives and wrote little about electoral politics.
Joseph Sobran was famously fired from his post at the National Review after writing several columns critical of American policy in the Middle East.
Following his exit from National Review, Sobran went on to write a syndicated column for The Los Angeles Times and Universal Press Syndicate. He made frequent appearances on the CBS radio series Spectrum.
While his two marriages ended in divorce, he is survived by daughters - Christina and Vanessa- and sons - Kent and Michael. He had ten grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and several half-siblings.
Our deepest condolences go out to the friends and family of Joe Sobran.