Rex Murphy, the sharp-witted intellectual who loved Canada, dies at 77


Even while he battled his illness, Murphy still filed in recent months, writing about Hamas and Christmas and interviewing Pierre Poilievre with his distinctive panache

by Tyler Dawson

National Post

May 9, 2024

“Rex Murphy was a Rhodes scholar who could match wits with any intellectual, but he always seemed more comfortable and far happier being around regular Canadians.” PHOTO BY KAYLE NEIS/POSTMEDIA/FILE

Rex Murphy, the loquacious and voluble National Post columnist, radio host and podcaster, has died.

For decades, Murphy was a fixture of the Canadian media and punditry scene, a regular on the public-speaking circuit, and, perhaps less well-known, an aficionado of The Simpsons and, at least until the pandemic, when he was forced to learn how to toss together Kraft Dinner, a dreadful cook.

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  1. I didn’t hear many commentaries, but what I did…safe to say we’ve lost someone few and far between. Who’s going to pick up his baton?


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