Fox News correspondent Alan Colmes died on Feb. 23.
Colmes, 66, had been battling an unidentified illness before his death, reports Mediaite. Colmes was a longtime radio and cable news broadcaster, and rose to fame on the show "Hannity & Colmes" which aired after "The O’Reilly Factor" on Fox News from 1996 to 2009.
Colmes was one of the few liberals on Fox News, and often debated his more conservative colleagues both as a host of his own show and as a guest on their shows.
According to Fox News, Sean Hannity called Colmes, “one of the nicest, kindest, and most generous people,” and Bill Hemmer announced the news on "America’s Newsroom," Fox’s morning news show.
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The Colmes family released a statement following his death:
Alan Colmes passed away this morning after a brief illness. He was 66-years-old. He leaves his adoring and devoted wife, Jocelyn Elise Crowley. He was a great guy, brilliant, hysterical, and moral. He was fiercely loyal, and the only thing he loved more than his work was his life with Jocelyn. He will be missed. The family has asked for privacy during this very difficult time.