LOS ANGELES, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Veteran Fox News reporter Dominic Di-Natale, 43, is dead after an apparent suicide.
Di-Natale, born in the U.K., started his career as a magazine writer in 1989 covering the European drug trade and went on to write for many organizations including BBC World before becoming a correspondent for Fox.
Di-Natale was a veteran journalist who traveled the world covering major stories, often in dangerous and volatile settings. Di-Natale reported from Abbottabad after Osama Bin Laden was killed in a raid, was in Egypt's Tahrir Square during the Arab Spring movement, and was recently on the ground during racially charged riots in Ferguson, Missouri.
Di-Natale was found dead at property he owned in Jefferson County, Colorado after a friend -- "who knew of his state of mind regarding serious undisclosed health issues," according to Fox News -- requested a wellness check by local law enforcement.
"We were extremely saddened to learn of Dominic's passing and send our deepest condolences to his family and friends. He was an esteemed journalist and an integral part of our news coverage throughout the Middle East," a spokesperson for Fox News said in a statement.
The seasoned correspondent made his final appearance on Nov. 30, when he tendered his resignation from the Fox News West Coast bureau in Los Angeles.
Colleagues and friends, including one-time globe-trotting journalist and regular Fox contributor Geraldo Rivera, expressed condolences and grief on Twitter at news of Di-Natale's death.
Fellow Los Angeles-based Fox reported Will Carr said:
Damn shame about colleague Dominic Di-Natale, a terrific reporter I worked alongside in Iraq. He had severe health issues. Condolences & RIP— Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) December 12, 2014