BOISE, Idaho (CBS2) — Boise State political scientist John Freemuth has died.
He was 69 years old.
Andy Giacomazzi, interim dean of the Boise State School of Public Service, made the announcement on Sunday.
"I am beyond devastated to be sharing the news with you that our friend and colleague, Dr. John Freemuth, passed away suddenly on Saturday, May 2, at the age of 69. I am particularly shocked by this news, as earlier in the week at the semi-annual Andrus Center Board meeting, John was his normal self, animated as ever and full of life, reporting on his recent work in a way that I had seen so many times before. John’s passing is a tremendous loss to our university and beyond."
Freemuth was a frequent contributor to CBS2 News on a wide variety of stories and issues -- from local and national elections to landing on the moon in 1969.
Boise State says a school-wide celebration of John’s life and career, to be held at a later date, will be coordinated with his family and the Andrus Center for Public Policy. Information on services for John will be announced separately.