Boise-based radio show host Austin Hill has died

The family of Austin Hill says the 51-year-old radio show host died unexpectedly on Friday night.

At this time, doctors suspect the cause of death was cardiac-related, the family said in a statement to local media. Here’s the rest of what they said:

“As a follower of Jesus, Austin’s faith permeated and influenced all aspects of his life. He was committed to speaking the truth and engaging people in thoughtful conversation. In addition to writing and public speaking, Austin had a national radio presence with dedicated listeners across the country. Most importantly, he was a loving husband, and as his son describes him, an avid father.”

In lieu of flowers, it is requested that gifts be sent to a college fund for his son, Graham, a high school senior. To find out more about that, click here.

Information about the funeral service will be posted on Hill’s Facebook page.

Hill was a radio show host, author and public speaker. He was the host of “Austin Hill’s Big World of Small Business,” a syndicated talk show about entrepreneurship and small-business ownership. He previously hosted “The Austin Hill Show” on KINF and was employed by IdahoReporter.com, an arm of the libertarian lobbying group the Idaho Freedom Foundation.