A longtime contributor to Fox News and classical liberal has died of unknown causes, the network announced Thursday morning.
Many remember Alan Colmes from the show “Hannity & Colmes” that aired years ago, and most recently he was a contributor to various programs on the network. However, the 66-year-old has passed away, according to the Washington Times, sending shockwaves throughout the network and its audience alike, as Colmes was one of the few open-minded and rational liberal personalities on Fox.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) February 23, 2017
Aside from regularly appearing on Fox, Colmes hosted a radio show on Fox News Radio. However, in early January he announced he’d be taking time off due to unspecified medical conditions.
News of his passing didn’t sit well with Fox’s other personalities, who are still coping with the death of Brenda Buttner, who passed away earlier this week from cancer at the young age of 55.
So sad to hear of the death of Fox News colleague Alan Colmes. He and I agreed on little, but I liked him immensely. Good guy. R.I.P.
— Brit Hume (@brithume) February 23, 2017
I'm so very sad to learn Alan Colmes has died. A true gentleman and passionate advocate of his beliefs. FNC won't be the same without him.
— Jon Scott (@JonScottFNC) February 23, 2017
Alan Colmes was always a gentleman…always kind…a wonderful colleague. pic.twitter.com/VxQimzE3bZ
— Greta Van Susteren (@greta) February 23, 2017
Heartbroken my friend Alan Colmes has died. He lit up the FNC halls w/his kindness & humor. Incredibly positive force. Prayers 4 his family.
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) February 23, 2017
two respected colleagues lost this week. rest in peace Brenda Buttner & Alan Colmes. love, prayer and strength to your families.
— RickLeventhalFoxNews (@RickLeventhal) February 23, 2017
Rest in peace, Mr. Colmes.