Charles Krauthammer, a Pulitzer-winning columnist and one of the most prominent conservative voices in the U.S., has passed away at the age of 68 after a battle with cancer, Fox News announced Thursday.
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of our colleague and friend, Charles Krauthammer,” Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott said in a statement.
“A gifted doctor and brilliant political commentator, 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.”
In May, Krauthammer had said that he was “finally getting back on track.”
However, the conservative commentator said in a letter earlier this month that a “secondary cancer” had spread, giving him “only a few weeks left to live.”
“My doctors tell me their best estimate is that I have only a few weeks left to live. This is the final verdict. My fight is over,” he wrote.