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Fox News Channel’s Alan Colmes Dies at 66

Former Co-Host of 'Hannity & Colmes' Loses His Battle to Cancer

Fox News Channel’s Alan Colmes has passed away at age 66 after a brief illness. Fox News reported on Colmes’ death yesterday morning with a segment narrated by Sean Hannity, who paired with Colmes for years on the talk show “Hannity & Colmes” from 1996 to 2009. Colmes was the liberal and played against Hannity, a stalwart conservative. The team split up when Hannity went solo on FNC. Colmes had been doing a radio show on Fox News Radio until last month, when he took a leave of absence.

Colmes, who is now the second Fox News personality death in less than a week, mentioned on his website in late January that he would be occasionally missing his show to “deal with a medical issue.” Brenda Buttner, a senior business correspondent and host of “Bulls & Bears” on Fox News Channel, lost her battle with cancel just this past Monday.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US ( Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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