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Columnist and Fox News contributor, Charles Krauthammer says that his cancer has returned; reaction from Chris Wallace, anchor of ‘Fox News Sunday’ and Juan Williams, Fox News political analyst.
Charles Krauthammer, the beloved and brilliant Fox News Channel personality who gave a pioneering career in psychiatry to a Pulitzer prize-winning political analyst, on Friday revealed the heartbreaking news that he is in the final stages of a lost fight against cancer.
The 68-year-old his incisive takes on the politics of the day, was missing from the Fox News Channel’s “Special Report” for nearly a year, as he fought a stomach, tumor and subsequent complications, but colleagues and spectators alike hope that he would return to the evening show, which he helped establish as the need to consider kept. But in an eloquent, but rigid letter to work colleagues, friends, and Fox News Channel viewers, Krauthammer revealed that he has only weeks.
“I was uncharacteristically began breastfeeding in these past ten months,” the letter. “I had thought that the silence would soon come to an end, but I’m afraid I have to tell you now that the fate has decided on another course for me.”
“This is the final judgment. My fight is over.”
– Charles Krauthammer
Krauthammer graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1975, despite a first-year diving accident, leaving him quadriplegic, said that he had a malignant tumor removed from his abdomen last August. Although a series of setbacks left him in the hospital in the following months, he believed, until recently, that he is on the path of recovery.
“Recent studies have shown that the cancer is back,” Krauthammer wrote. “There were no signs of it as recently as a month ago, which means it is aggressive and spreads quickly. My doctors tell me, your best estimate is that I live only a few weeks. This is the final judgment. My fight is over.”
Rupert Murdoch, executive chairman of Fox News and its parent company 21st Century Fox, said Krauthammer was a giant of journalism and an important part of the channel’s success.
“Charles has said, a deep source of personal and intellectual inspiration for all of us at Fox News,” Murdoch. “His principled stand on the most important issues of our time, was a star in an often turbulent world, a world that, to many superficial thinkers, prone to the ebb and flow of fashion, and a world that has, unfortunately, only Charles Krauthammer.
“His words, his ideas, his dignity and his integrity resonance within our society and in me for many, many years,” Murdoch added.
Fox-News-viewers can certainly Krauthammer’m going to miss to analyze massive intellect, and the ability of politics and politicians with a cerebral wit and great charm. As Dean of The “Fox News ” All Stars”, the panel of experts, the break-down of the headlines and events of the night, could be counted on Fox News Channel’s top-rated “Special Report,” Krauthammer, the viewers to think, question and even chuckle.
READ CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER’S LETTER
Krauthammer was on the way to greatness in the medical field, if he shot first, in politics, in journalism. After medical school, he was chief psychiatry resident at the Massachusetts General Hospital, where he studied depression and has published groundbreaking findings in top journals. But in 1978, he took a job in the Carter administration, the head of planning in psychiatric research, and later he worked as a speechwriter for Vice President Walter Mondale.
It was in the nation’s capital, the Krauthammer trained his mind and talents to political analysis, and began penning columns for The New Republic, Time magazine and, finally, the Washington Post. In 1985, he won journalism’s top prize, for his weekly political commentary. In his sobering farewell, Krauthammer said he was “grateful to have played a small role in the talks, that the guide has helped this extraordinary nation’s destiny.”
“I’m leaving this life without regret,” Krauthammer wrote. “It was a wonderful place to live – fully and with great love and great endeavors, the life make it worth. I’m sad to leave, but I leave with the knowledge that I lived the life I wanted.”