Charles Krauthammer

On Friday Fox News announced that long time Fox News personality and journalist, Charles Krauthammer is dying of abdominal cancer.

The announcement came via a letter that Krauthammer penned and Fox published this morning.

In the letter Krauthammer explains that last August he under went surgery to remove a cancerous tumor in his abdomen and while the surgery appeared successful he suffered a series of set-backs which he has been fighting in the hospital ever since. Krauthammer had felt like he was improving until recent tests showed that the cancer had returned:

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. 

Krauthammer is a Harvard Medical School graduate, having graduated in 1975, despite having suffered a first-year diving accident that left him a quadriplegic.

After medical school he became chief psychiatry resident at General Hospital in Massachusetts there he studied depression and published ground-breaking findings in medial journals. It was in 1978 when he took a job in the Carter administration directing planning in psychiatric research and later serving as a speech writer for Vice President Walter Mondale that his path veered into political analysis.

He won journalism’s top prize, the Pulitzer, for his weekly political commentary.

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He ends his letter by saying, “I leave this life with no regrets. It was a wonderful life full and complete with the great loves and great endeavors that make it worth living. I am sad to leave, but I leave with the knowledge that I lived the life that I intended.”

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