Fox News commentator Charles Krauthammer dies at 68

Lynette Rowe
June 22, 2018

Pulitzer prize-winning columnist and political analyst Charles Krauthammer has died at the age of 68, according to The Associated Press.

Krauthammer went on to proactively thank his doctors and caregivers, supportive and dear friends, and "all of my partners at The Washington Post, Fox News and Crown Publishing". His death came just weeks after he wrote a column in The Post on June 8 saying that he had terminal cancer and likely only had a few weeks left to live.

The commentator, who regularly contributed to TIME in the 1990s and 2000s, frequently appeared on Fox News in recent years.

Krauthammer, who was permanently paralyzed in a diving accident during his first year at Harvard Medical School, won the Pulitzer for commentary in 1987.

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In a statement, McConnell said he'll miss Krauthammer's friendship, and "our long conversations which ranged from policy to history to the state of our Washington Nationals". He was a steadfast critic of the president despite the high regard in which many Fox viewers hold Trump.

Krauthammer had been a columnist at The Washington Post since 1984.

In closing, Krauthammer said, "I leave this life with no regrets".

In a Fox News special about his life, Krauthammer said he never dwelled on the day he hit the bottom of a swimming pool with his head, severing his spinal cord. "I am sad to leave, but I leave with the knowledge that I lived the life that I intended".

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