Charles Krauthammer, the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and one of the most influential voices in conservative politics, has died after a battle with cancer.
New York Times columnist Ross Douthat said there's "no greater master of the form" than Krauthammer, and numerous others have expressed their respect for his status among writers.
On June 8, he told viewers that his cancer had returned and that his doctors don't expect him to live that long. In recent years, he'd appeared on FOX News' "Special Report with Bret Baier" as a panelist.
A diving accident in medical school left Krauthammer paralyzed from the neck down.
"We are deeply saddened by the loss of our colleague and friend".
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. He then worked as a psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital, also studying manic depression. A Washington Post reporter tweeted a photo of the in memoriam, which showed Krauthammer's photo displayed above the outfield.
He won his Pulitzer Prize for his weekly column in The Post in 1987. "I am sad to leave, but I leave with the knowledge that I lived the life that I intended".
Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott said Krathammer will be missed. "On the big things in life, the direction of my life, what I was going to do, that wouldn't change at all".