Michael "Doc" Thompson

Michael "Doc" Thompson was killed while jogging along the train tracks in Haltom City, Texas

February 07, 2019 08:11 PM

Conservative radio host Michael “Doc” Thompson has died after being struck by an Amtrak train.

On Tuesday at around 3:45 p.m., Thompson was seen jogging alongside the railroad tracks when he was hit by the passing train, witnesses told the Haltom City Police Department, according to a news release obtained by PEOPLE.

When police arrived on the scene, they found a pair of wireless earbuds, the news release states.

However, it is not clear as to whether or not Thompson was wearing the earbuds at the time of the accident.

Thompson was pronounced dead at the scene. He was 50.

No one on the train was injured.

Thompson is most known for his weekday show Doc Thompson’s Daily Mojo with Doc and Brad. 

Thompson had previously provided political commentary on a number of shows including CNBC’s The Glenn Beck Program, The Pat and Stu Show and CNN and Fox News.

Since the news of his death broke, a GoFundMe page has been created in hopes of providing financial support to Thompson’s family.

He is survived by his wife and three children.

Michael "Doc" Thompson

“Doc loved his job as a radio talk show host, and he was a great husband and father,” the page reads.

“Doc leaves behind his wife, Yuna, and his three children Tiger, Cubby and Wythe.”

“The Mojo.5.0 family mourns this loss and appreciates your generosity.”

Fans of the late radio host have paid tribute to him on Twitter.

“I’ve had no words today. Rest in peace, Michael Doc Thompson. You will be sorely missed,” one fan wrote.

“My heart goes out to Doc, a cool guy and my friend. RIP,” another user tweeted.

“RIP Doc Thompson. You made laugh when no one else could. My prayers go out to your family and friends. You will definitely be missed,” another fan wrote.

Thompson’s radio show also paid tribute to him on Twitter.

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

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