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The life and times of Charles Krauthammer

Columnist, author and Fox News commentator Charles Krauthammer lived his life, others say exactly what he thought.

Charles Krauthammer, a long-time Fox-News-author and Pulitzer prize winner died on Thursday at the age of 68 years. The Harvard-trained psychiatrist the death was expected, he released a heart-rending letter at the beginning of this month, detailed his cancer diagnosis.

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Charles Krauthammer ‘ s last battle

Krauthammer said on 8. June that his cancer had returned, and was “aggressive and spreads quickly.” His doctors estimated he had only a few weeks.

In the last few years, Krauthammer was the shows best known for his nightly gig as a Panelist on Fox News’ “special report with Bret Baier,” and as a commentator on various Fox News.

Friends, fans, journalists, and politicians took to Twitter Thursday to mourn Krauthammer.

“Charles Krauthammer long remembered for his eloquence, his triumph in distress, and his countless contributions to American political thought,” Vice President Mike Pence, the tweeted. “Karen & I send our condolences and prayers to his family and friends in this difficult time.”

Charles Krauthammer long remembered for his eloquence, his triumph in distress, and his countless contributions to American political thought. Karen & I send our condolences and prayers to his family and friends in this difficult time.

— Vice-President Mike Pence (@VP) June 21, 2018

“For decades, Charles’ words, you have strengthened our democracy,” former President George W. Bush said in a statement. “His work was far-reaching and influential – and while his voice will be sorely missed, his ideas and values will always be a part of our country. We send our thoughts and prayers go out to Robby, Daniel, and the entire family of Krauthammer.”

A post shared by George W. Bush (@georgewbush) on Jun 21, 2018 at 4:19 PM PDT

Speaker of the house of representatives Paul Ryan, R-Wis., Krauthammer labeled as “one of the great thinkers of our time.”

“A giant in his intellect and his character,” Ryan wrote. “A good and generous man. And a dear friend. This is such a loss. Our prayers are with his family, friends and colleagues.”

Charles Krauthammer was one of the great thinkers of our time. A giant in his intellect and his character. A good and generous man. And a dear friend. This is such a loss. Our prayers are with his family, friends and colleagues.

— Paul Ryan (@Speaker Ryan) June 21, 2018

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said he was “concerned deeply” by the news in a statement.

“Just because this news does not come as a surprise, makes it easier to face,” McConnell said. “As an author, speaker, and commentator, Charles, our company served as a public intellectual in the truest sense of the word. His pen works like a lighthouse, to see ourselves more clearly and reason more thoroughly about the most important problems which confronts our nation.”

The British journalist Piers Morgan describes Krauthammer as “a brilliant political analyst.” Morgan said he “loved” Krauthammer “comments were balanced, always fair, intelligent, & insightful. A great loss in this echo-chamber.”

RIP Charles Krauthammer.
A brilliant political analyst.
Loved his comments were balanced, always fair, intelligent, & insightful.
A great loss in this echo-chamber times. pic.twitter.com/cKPnm9KGzb

— Piers Morgan (@pier Morgan) June 21, 2018

“A great loss for vigorous and public debate about public policy,” Marty Baron, editor-in-chief of The Washington Post, where Krauthammer brought to his work as a columnist for him a Pulitzer, tweeted.

A great loss for a vigorous and civil debate on public policy. https://t.co/pL3FopJJYY

— Marty Baron (@Post Baron) June 21, 2018

Conservative New York Times columnist Ross Douthat said: “there is No greater master of form,” as Krauthammer.

RIP Charles Krauthammer. No greater master of the form.

— Ross Douthat (@DouthatNYT) June 21, 2018

Bret Stephens, also of The Times, described the loss of Krauthammer as “irreplaceable.”

Some losses are irreplaceable. My homage to Charles Krauthammer, who died today: https://t.co/lPVQf09aHn

— Bret Stephens (@BretStephensNYT) June 21, 2018

The Daily Beast’s Lachlan Markay together a short anecdote on Twitter about the one and only time he met Krauthammer in a Fox News green room in Washington, DC

The only time I ever met Charles Krauthammer was a brief encounter and intro to the Fox DC green room. I went in to find him and @JonahNRO in deep conversation about Italian fascism. As a young conservative, in principle, it was, as always, free tickets to see my favorite band.

— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) June 21, 2018

“When I came in to find him and [Jonah Goldberg] in a deep conversation about Italian fascism. As a young conservative, in principle, it was, as always, free tickets to see my favorite band,” Markay said.

“God rest the soul of the great Charles Krauthammer, guru of the intellect, honesty, truth, logic & reason,” wrote Ted Nugent.

God rest the soul of the great Charles Krauthammer, guru of the intellect, honesty, truth, logic & common sense

— Ted Nugent (@TedNugent) June 21, 2018

Megyn Kelly said, “We have lost a national treasure.”

The great Charles Krauthammer has died. We have lost a national treasure.

— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) June 21, 2018

The Washington Nationals tweeted that Krauthammer was “One of baseball’s biggest fans. … He was loved and admited by many and will be truly missed here at Nationals Park.”

A baseball’s greatest fans — Charles Krauthammer, died today after a long battle with cancer.

He was loved and admired by many and will be truly missed here at Nationals Park. pic.twitter.com/3ppcLpWXc8

— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) June 21, 2018

In the stadium a moment of silence was held in his honor Thursday night at the Nationals ” game against the Baltimore Orioles.

“Many of us in the political media on the shoulders of giants”,” the pollster Frank Luntz tweeted. “Charles Krauthammer was one of the highest. R. I. P.”

Many of us in the political media on the shoulders of giants.

Charles Krauthammer was one of the highest. R. I. P. https://t.co/Sf3R2sINCm

— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) June 21, 2018

Nicole Darrah cover breaking and trending news for FoxNews.com. You can follow her on Twitter @nicoledarrah.

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