The conservative columnist and columnist for The Washington Times and The New York Times, George W. Will, died on Sunday at his home in California.
He was 82.
Will’s wife, Dorothy, confirmed the death in a statement to the Los Angeles Times.
Will was born in 1929 in San Francisco and grew up in San Diego.
Will and his family moved to the coastal city in 1940.
He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1951 and joined the staff of the San Francisco Examiner, the newspaper that published the Los Angles Weekly.
He moved to Los Angeles in 1961 and worked for the paper for 23 years.
He had a number of books published, including The Case for Conscience, and his most popular book, Conscience: The Case Against Conscience.
He published his memoirs in 1983 and 1990.
Will also co-authored The Case For Conscience with Thomas Friedman.
He wrote extensively on the intersection of politics and science, as well as on the relationship between science and religion, among other topics.
Will served on the editorial board of The Washington Post from 1984 to 2017.
His children, Dorothy and Paul, said in a joint statement that he was “a beloved father, husband and son.”
“We are all shocked by the sudden loss of a friend and colleague,” they said.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.