Journalists routinely report on calamity and death. But even the most seasoned reporters cannot be prepared when tragedy comes home, when we have to report on the passing of a friend and colleague.
Lateef Mungin, a reporter at CNN, died Friday in Atlanta. He was 41.
He suffered seizures at his desk in the CNN newsroom early Tuesday and after he fought to survive for several days at Atlanta's Grady Memorial Hospital, his heart gave out.
It's difficult, as Mungin's friends all said, to anecdotally sum up someone you loved. It's that much harder when you're not even ready to accept that he's no longer with us. That he is gone too soon.