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Right-wing host killed by train during jog

Officials in Texas say a passing Amtrak train struck and killed conservative talk radio host Michael “Doc” Thompson on Tuesday.

As witnesses told authorities, the 49-year-old was jogging alongside Carson Road in Haltom City when the passing train hit him shortly before 4 p.m. His show, Daily Mojo, was dedicated to remembering him through stories from co-hosts and listeners.

Before starting his solo gig, he had worked for Glenn Beck’s The Blaze radio network.

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“Doc was one of the more gregarious guys I know,” Beck said. “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, and we are devastated as a family and devastated for his family.”

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