Our beloved IWF website contributor and dear friend died this afternoon, ending her long, brave battle against cancer and leaving many grieving family members and friends behind. This beautiful tribute by Kathryn Lopez at National Review Online (where Cathy was many years a contributor as well), says it better than I can. And Susan Estrich, whom we’ve sometimes dissed on this site for her political views, proved herself to be a lady of class and nobility with this tribute to Cathy for Fox News.

Godspeed, Cathy, and thanks for the privilege of having known you.

Update: Over at Cathy’s World, her website, her friend Lewis Fein urges you to sign this “Love to Cathy Seipp” petition.