Charles Krauthammer, longtime conservative columnist and Fox News personality, dead at 68


Charles Krauthammer, a Fox News political analyst, has died at the age of 68, Fox News reports.

Charles Krauthammer was honored Thursday night at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. after news of his death broke. Just weeks ago, he wrote a heartbreaking letter explaining that his cancer had returned and he only had a few weeks left to live.

The conservative writer and pundit Charles Krauthammer has died. He was an inspiration to all of us and will be greatly missed.

Krauthammer was a champion of hawkish foreign policy and was known for supporting the war in Afghanistan as well as the invasion of Iraq under President George W. Bush.

After medical school, a once in a lifetime opportunity landed him in Washington.

Columnist Charles Krauthammer in pictured in his office in Washington on December 9, 2005.

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He won his Pulitzer Prize for his weekly column in The Post in 1987. In 2006, the Financial Times named him the most influential commentator in the United States.

"I leave this life with no regrets", he added.

In a note to readers on June 8, he wrote that his fight is over and he thanked his family, doctors, and colleagues and expressed satisfaction in what his life had been.

"I made one promise to myself on day one - I was not going to allow it to alter my life", he said.

In a Fox News special about his life, Krauthammer said he never dwelled on the day he hit the bottom of a swimming pool with his head, severing his spinal cord.