Conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is reported to have died of natural causes at age 79 at a resort in West Texas.

The Guardian reports:

The San Antonio Express News reported that Scalia was found dead on Saturday at a ranch in the Big Bend region of Texas, south of Marfa.

Local ABC affiliate KVIA reported that Scalia died in his sleep after a day of quail hunting.

The San Antonio Express News report said Scalia had been staying at a ranch, for a private party, and was discovered to have died after not attending a breakfast.

—Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.

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