CNBC's "Futures Now" team is very sad to report that Rich Ilczyszyn died Saturday at age 46.
Rich was a valued contributor to "Futures Now," where his wit, energy and intelligence made him an integral part of the team. More importantly, Rich was a truly kind and decent individual, and a family man through and through.
As executive producer of "Futures Now," I take enormous pride not only in having worked with him, but also in being able to have called him a friend.
The family said the apparent cause of death was a pulmonary embolism, Rich's colleague at iiTrader Bill Baruch said on Tuesday.
He is survived by his wife, Kelly, daughters Sydney and Hannah, and son Logan.
His family has released the following statement:
On behalf of Rich Ilczyszyn's wife Kelly, his daughters Sydney and Hannah, son Logan and Rich's family, we regret to inform you that he died on Saturday, September 20. Rich had a love for life as well as an appreciation for the fragility of it. He always encouraged others to live fully and spend time with those they love and hold dear.
iiTrader is a testament to Rich's inherent creativity and resilience. iiTrader will continue to innovate and move forward.