- The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Conservative talk radio host Michael “Doc” Thompson died Tuesday after he was struck by an Amtrak train while jogging in Texas. He was 49.

Mr. Thompson, described as an “avid runner,” was the host of “Doc Thompson’s Daily MoJo 5.0” radio talk show, which he launched last year after leaving Glenn Beck’s TheBlaze radio, TheBlaze reported Wednesday morning.

Doc was one of the more gregarious guys I know,” Mr. Beck said in a statement. “He was the ultimate entrepreneur. He left us to start his own business. He loved new businesses and because of Doc, many businesses are flourishing because he would take them under his wings.

“He just always had a positive attitude and a can-do spirit,” he said. “And we are devastated as a family and devastated for his family.”

MoJo 5.0 tweeted a link to a GoFundMe page for Mr. Thompson’s remaining wife and three children. The campaign raised more than $44,000 in just four hours, well surpassing its original goal of $20,000.

“Mojo 5.0 mourns the loss of a great friend and mentor, Michael “Doc” Thompson. Rest in peace, brother,” his show tweeted.

WRVA in Richmond, where Mr. Thompson served as afternoon talk show host for more than five years, shared the sad news with listeners Wednesday morning.

“I used to listen to Doc when I was back in Richmond visiting my parents,” Mr. Reid said, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported. “Doc was one of the guys you listened to on WRVA. So sorry to hear this news.”

Amtrak crew members and witnesses of the tragic incident said Mr. Thompson was jogging alongside the railroad tracks in Haltom City about 3:45 p.m. Tuesday when he was hit by the passing train, The Dallas Morning News reported. No one else was injured.

A pair of wireless earbuds was found at the scene, but it was not clear if Mr. Thompson had been wearing them, police told The Morning News.

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