, a conservative veteran Fox News
contributor, author and syndicated columnist, died today, less than two weeks after he’d penned a letter saying he had weeks to live. He was 68.
The news was announced by his former Washington Post
colleague Paul Farhi
Some sad news: Charles Krauthammer has died. Our obit is coming soon.
— Paul Farhi (@farhip) June 21, 2018
In a letter read on-air June 8 by Outnumbered host Sandra Smith
, Krauthammer said he had undergone surgery to remove a cancerous tumor in his abdomen and that it “caused a cascade of secondary complications” for which he has been hospitalized since. Recent tests have revealed that the cancer had returned.
He had been paralyzed since a diving-board accident in the early 1970s that confined him to a wheelchair.
“I don’t like when they make a big thing about it,” Krauthammer said in a 1984 Washington Post interview.