Friends and Colleagues Grieve For Charles Krauthammer Over News He Has Weeks to Live
It was already a sad day in the media Twitterverse because of Anthony Bourdain‘s death. Now, the day has grown even more sad, with the just-announced news that Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer has only weeks to live .
The conservative pundit has announced that his cancer has returned and his life is almost over. The news has devstated Krauthammer’s colleagues on Fox News — with Chris Wallace notably delivering a heartbreaking tribute at the top of Outnumbered on Friday.
As a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and giant of the political news industry, Krauthammer commanded significant respect throughout his career with his commentary and written works. As such, media Twitter quickly picked up on the news and are wishing Krauthammer and his family the best:
I am beyond heartbroken by this news. Charles is one of the most brilliant political minds of our time – a true icon and DC legend. He has also always been my favorite analyst. I wish him and his family peace and prayers during this time. We are all with you – sending strength https://t.co/OPscB1Iqa5
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) June 8, 2018
God dammit stop taking the good ones https://t.co/El5R7QiUIs
— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) June 8, 2018
#CharlesKrauthammer thank you for teaching us all about “Things that Matter.” Perhaps life’s most important lesson. I always loved having you on and I am praying for you and thankful to you, for giving us wisdom and a meaningful lens on our world. Amen.
— Martha MacCallum (@marthamaccallum) June 8, 2018
Incredibly sad to read this news, but fitting that Dr. Krauthammer would give it to us in his own words. In today’s noisy pundit world, we will miss his wisdom and unique voice. Always enjoyed talking to him and reading him. Godspeed, Charles. https://t.co/Zf0Of8ZEUw
— Jeff Zeleny (@jeffzeleny) June 8, 2018
Thk U Charles @Krauthammer 4 being an important voice in American dialogue U have mattered & made a difference Journalist’s goal realized ✅ https://t.co/vqHxI9e2dS
— Ashleigh Banfield (@TVAshleigh) June 8, 2018
My deepest sympathies to Mr. Krauthammer and his family, friends, colleagues, viewers and readers. https://t.co/oeXpDS4kk1
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) June 8, 2018
Fox News just read a letter from @krauthammer saying he has only a few weeks left to live b/c of an aggressive cancer. He has been an amazing colleague and friend. He was brilliant, generous, kind and an inspiration to everyone who met him. Keep him and his family in your prayers
— Kirsten Powers (@KirstenPowers) June 8, 2018
shattering news about Charles Krauthammer today. Gentleman, scholar, baseball fan, hilarious wit who has always been too smart to be on a panel with. https://t.co/j9b2qGtRR4
— Rick Klein (@rickklein) June 8, 2018
Horrible news. Prayers for peace and comfort for Charles and his family. https://t.co/FXpVTUulTP
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) June 8, 2018
Krauthammer is one of the most gifted columnists in recent memory — smart, persuasive, pulls no punches.
Praying for a miracle… https://t.co/vIHe4bwB3A
— Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) June 8, 2018
I knew this was coming, but that doesn’t lessen the agony of this announcement. Charles Krauthammer is one of the most brilliant, decent, humane, impressive people I have ever had the honor to know, never mind call a friend. I am heartbroken over this. https://t.co/DRC8YoFwN0
— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahNRO) June 8, 2018
This note from @Krauthammer is terribly sad news on a day already filled with anguish. Charles writes that his end is near but knows his life has been a race well run. How I will miss his words and wisdom. But will refer to them always for future guidance. https://t.co/eDIplQrToQ
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) June 8, 2018
Beyond sad. Charles Krauthammer is simply the best political commentator in the business and a tremendous Pulitzer-winning writer as well. https://t.co/mUQ5TKcmdT
— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) June 8, 2018
Charles @krauthammer has announced his terminal diagnosis. And I’m too sad to say much else. A dear friend and colleague who has made life so much more exhilarating. https://t.co/n6NuBvaOGx
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) June 8, 2018
What a completely horrible day.
— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) June 8, 2018
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