The search for Colorado’s U.S. Senator Mark Udall’s missing brother has come to a sad end.  James “Randy” Udall, 61, was found dead in a remote area of the Wind River Range in Wyoming today by rescue teams.  According to a statement from Sen. Udall’s office, Randy Udall appears to have died of natural causes.  Sen. Udall also offered this touching insight into who his brother was:

“Randy left this earth doing what he loved most: hiking in his most favorite mountain range in the world. He appeared to be on the obscure, off-trail route that he had proposed to his family. The entire Udall family is touched beyond words by the tremendous outpouring of support from people around the country. Randy’s passing is a reminder to all of us to live every day to its fullest, just as he did.”

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Sen. Udall and his family during what must be an incredibly difficult time.