Fox News' commentator dies after long battle with terminal cancer

Monica Otayza
Jun 22, 2018
05:58 A.M.

After struggling with terminal cancer, FOX News analyst Dr. Charles Krauthammer has passed away.


Krauthammer underwent surgery in the abdomen 10 months ago, after finding a cancerous tumor. While the surgery was first deemed successful, he was told the cancer returned and he only had a few weeks to live. He released his true diagnosis through an open letter in the Washington Post earlier this month, where he worked as a contributor.

Charles, who was once paralyzed in a diving accident while in medical school, won the Pulitzer for Commentary for his Washington Post columns in 1987. He also wrote a New York Times best-seller "Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics". In the latter years of his career, he appeared on FOX News' "Special Report with Bret Baier" as a panelist.

FOX News CEO Suzanne Scott released a statement regarding Dr. Krauthammer's passing, saying that it was an honor to have showcased his extraordinary talent in their programs.

“Charles was a guiding voice throughout his time with FOX News and we were incredibly fortunate to showcase his extraordinary talent on our programs. He was an inspiration to all of us and will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his beloved wife Robyn and his son Daniel."

Fox will air a special in his honor this Friday night, and despite the tragic prognosis from his doctors, Charles revealed that "it was a wonderful life".

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