ST. LOUIS – We have some sad news to pass along. Our longtime colleague, Bruce Barnhart, has passed away.

For the better part of two decades, Barnhart was the financial advisor for the bi-state area, as NewsChannel 5's Money Matters correspondent. He helped St. Louis viewers navigate through the often rough financial waters.

After graduating from Northwestern University with a bachelor's degree in communications and a master's degree in journalism, he had a long career as a local financial advisor and broker.

A native of Grand Rapids, Mich., he loved everything Michigan sports, but was also an avid Cardinals fan.

He died, surrounded by his family, after a brave fight with cancer.

Bruce Barnhart was 54-years-old.

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