Fred Baron, father of Rocketboom, clicks "stop" Fred Baron, a Texas trial lawyer, died last Thursday of cancer. Fellow litigators remember him for the "toxic tort" lawsuits he filed ; politicos know him as the man who relocated former presidential candidate John Edwards's mistress, Rielle Hunter , to Santa Barbara, in the hopes of keeping her away from the public eye. But the Internet-obsessed crowd will inevitably think of him as the man who inflicted chesty-news videoblog Rocketboom on them; first, by fathering videoblogger Andrew Baron, then giving his son the funding for his project . Oh, and then suing him over it. Despite that, Andrew sought to have his father given an experimental cancer treatment . Blood is thicker than blogs.