Kirsters Baish| It was just a couple of weeks ago that longtime Fox News star Charles Krauthammer revealed to the world that he was nearing the end of his fight against cancer. He wrote a letter, which he shared with Fox News to release. Krauthammer’s letter started, “I have been uncharacteristically silent these past ten months. I had thought that silence would soon be coming to an end, but I’m afraid I must tell you now that fate has decided on a different course for me.”
The Fox News personality graduated from Harvard Medical School back in 1975, even though he had been left as a quadriplegic following a car accident. Last August, he had a malignant tumor removed from his abdomen. He experienced numerous setbacks, which left him stuck in the hospital. Until recently, Krauthammer felt that he was getting better.
His letter went on, “However, recent tests have revealed that the cancer has returned. There was no sign of it as recently as a month ago, which means it is aggressive and spreading rapidly. 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.”
Yesterday, Krauthammer passed away at the age of 68.
Fox News writes of the Pulitzer Prize winning author:
Charles Krauthammer, a longtime Fox News contributor, Pulitzer Prize winner, Harvard-trained psychiatrist and best-selling author who came to be known as the dean of conservative commentators, has died. He was 68.
Charles Krauthammer was born in New York in 1950, and grew up in Montreal, steeped in the Jewish faith.
His father, Shulim Krauthammer, was Austro-Hungarian and his mother, Thea, was born in Belgium. His parents met in Cuba.
Krauthammer went to McGill University (an Oxford) before attending Harvard Medical School. Here, he met his wife, Robyn. Together, they had a son named Daniel.
Fox writes, “Despite his busy professional life, Krauthammer enjoyed baseball and chess, and made his family a priority. He often spoke of growing up in a happy, tight-knit family, and spoke proudly of his wife and son.”
Our condolences go out to his family and friends.
The Washington Post reports:
Charles Krauthammer, a Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post columnist and intellectual provocateur who championed the muscular foreign policy of neoconservatism that helped lay the ideological groundwork for the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, died June 21 at 68.
The cause was cancer of the small intestine, said his son, Daniel Krauthammer. He declined to provide further information.