CNN Political Commentator, Republican Adviser Alice Stewart Dies at 58

CNN political commentator and Republican political adviser Alice Stewart died at the age of 58, CNN reported over the weekend.

Law enforcement confirmed that Stewart had been discovered outside in a neighborhood located in northern Virginia.

“Alice was a very dear friend and colleague to all of us at CNN,” Mark Thompson, the CEO of CNN, wrote in an email to employees of the news network. “A political veteran and an Emmy Award-winning journalist who brought an incomparable spark to CNN’s coverage, known across our bureaus not only for her political savvy, but for her unwavering kindness. Our hearts are heavy as we mourn such an extraordinary loss.”

In addition to CNN, Stewart has also worked as the communications director for Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) when she ran for president in 2012 and on former Sen. Rick Santorum’s (R-PA) 2012 presidential campaign.

Stewart also served on Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) presidential campaign in 2016.

“Heartbreaking. Alice was wonderful and talented and a dear friend,” Cruz posted on social media. “And she loved America fiercely. She lived every day to the fullest, and she will be deeply missed. May God’s comfort and peace be upon her loved ones. RIP.”