Journalist James Kilpatrick, a conservative columnist, newspaper editor and TV commentator, has died at the age of 89.

His wife, Marianne Means, also a journalist, announced that Kilpatrick died of congestive heart failure. Kilpatrick served as an editorial writer for the Richmond, Virginia News-Leader. He became a regular on 60 Minutes.

Kilpatrick, a native of Oklahoma City, graduated from the University of Missouri in 1941. Though a member of the ROTC at MU, he was rejected for service in World War II due to his asthma.