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Michael Brook; Political Commentator Dies at 37


Michael Brook; Political Commentator Dies at 37
Michael Brooks

Michael Brooks, a political commentator who hosted the web series “The Michael Brooks Show” and “The Majority Report,” died of a “sudden medical condition,” the show’s Twitter account announced on Monday. He was 37.

“It is with a heavy heart that we announce the unexpected passing of Michael Brooks: a son, brother, friend and true comrade to so many, due to a sudden medical condition,” the Twitter statement read. “Michael believed in bringing people together in the struggle for love and justice, fighting for all poor and working people, a struggle that he understood to be global. He knew the only way we could do this was by bringing people together & made his life’s work bringing people from different backgrounds and countries together. We hope you join us in honoring him by continuing that work.

Brooks began the TMBS series in 2017. Filmed in Brooklyn, New York, and broadcast on YouTube, it saw him discuss history and politics through a satirical lense.

In his own words, the programme – which had more than 131,000 subscribers at the time of his death – was "a smart, progressive, irreverent, and funny look at the politics of today".

Brooks also appeared as an analyst on Huffington Post, Al Jazeera English and a number of other outlets.

He also wrote two books titled Against the Web: A Cosmopolitan Answer to the New Right and The Buddha’s Playbook, which he co-wrote with Josh Summers.

The statement said that his family will announce “plans to keep his work alive by creating a foundation in his honour”, adding: “It is impossible to capture the impact he had, and he will be missed sorely.”

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