Famed American newsman Charles Krauthammer has died. He passed away on Thursday at the age of 68.
According to Fox News, the Pulitzer Prize winner who served the news network as a contributor for years, fortold his coming death earlier this month after receiving a grave diagnosis from his doctor.
In a heartbreaking letter to his fans and the many people who listened to his political commentary of the years, Krauthammer wrote, “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.”
The 68-year-old had been dealing with an abdominal tumor that has taken off him off the air for ten months. In his tear-jerking letter, he made it clear that his battle wa just about at an end.
He thanked friends, doctors, readers, and viewers, adding that, “I believe that the pursuit of truth and right ideas through honest debate and rigorous argument is a noble undertaking. I am grateful to have played a small role in the conversations that have helped guide this extraordinary nation’s destiny.”
The veteran newsman concluded, “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.”
Krauthammer leaves behind a wife and son.