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Fox News' Charles Krauthammer Dies at 68

Just a few weeks ago, he had announced that he only had a short time left to live.

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Conservative commentator and contributor to Fox News Charles Krauthammer died Thursday at age 68, the network announced.

On June 8, Krauthammer has predicted that his death would be coming soon. In a Washington Post article, he wrote:

In August of last year, I underwent surgery to remove a cancerous tumor in my abdomen. That operation was thought to have been a success, but it caused a cascade of secondary complications — which I have been fighting in hospital ever since. It was a long and hard fight with many setbacks, but I was steadily, if slowly, overcoming each obstacle along the way and gradually making my way back to health.

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However, 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 piece 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.

He was an award-winning writer, securing a Pulitzer Prize for his commentary in the Post in 1987.

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