The ABC News anchor who broke the Clinton tarmac meet story has died.

Christopher Sign, the Alabama based journalist, who famously broke the Clinton tarmac meet story back in 2016, has tragically died aged just 45.

While working for a TV station in Phoenix, Sign broke the news that former President Clinton met at Sky Harbor Airport with the then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch. The meeting raised suspicions on whether Clinton was lobbying Lynch on his wife's behalf.

The journalist was found dead by police in Hoover, Alabama.

Cops were called after reports of a 'man down'. They arrived at his home in Scout Trace where he was pronounced dead.

Tributes have been pouring in for the leading journalist following the news of his death.

ABC 33/40, Sign's outlet, paid tribute to Sign earlier today, writing:

Chris was a tremendous leader in our newsroom. He worked with our reporting staff on a daily basis, but also worked behind the scenes with the I-Team and with news managers on coverage of major events.

Their obituary continued:

You were very likely to get an email from him with a story idea in the middle of the night. He was passionate about journalism and showed it each and every day as he pushed himself and his colleagues to be the best.

Although Sign's cause of death has not been confirmed, it is being treated as a suicide.

Sign had three sons with his wife, Laura, whom he met at the University of Alabama in the 1990s, where he manned the offensive line for the school's football squad and she starred as an All-SEC volleyball player.

Our thoughts go out to Sign's family and friends during this hard time.

Rest in peace.