REGISTER LOSS: Randy Brubaker Passes Away

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The Des Moines Register is mourning the loss of one of its leaders.

According to the paper, Senior News Director Randy Brubaker died Saturday from apparent heart failure.

Brubaker joined the Register in 1983. He held positions from sports and news editor and eventually made it to managing editor and then senior news editor. He also oversaw the investigative team and the sports department.

He was 55-years-old.