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June 21, 2018

Charles Krauthammer, RIP

He was 68.

Charles Krauthammer, a longtime Fox News contributor, Pulitzer Prize winner, Harvard-trained psychiatrist and best-selling author who came to be known as the dean of conservative commentators, has died. He was 68.

His death had been expected after he wrote a heartbreaking letter to colleagues, friends and viewers on June 8 that said in part "I have been uncharacteristically silent these past ten months. I had thought that silence would soon be coming to an end, but I'm afraid I must tell you now that fate has decided on a different course for me...

"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."

Tucker Carlson was on Fox, praising Krauthammer's spirit. He thought that because Charles Krauthammer faced his own death early in his life -- lying at the bottom of a pool, knowing immediately that he had severed his spine and would drown unless promptly rescued by someone else -- he was liberated from the sort of anger and frustration that consume many other people.


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