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Tony Snow, Former White House Press Secretary and FOX News Anchor, Dies at 53

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Michael Rielly

Tony Snow, Former White House Press Secretary and FOX News Anchor, Dies at 53

Fox News

Saturday, July 12, 2008

EXCERPT:

Tony Snow, the former White House press secretary and conservative pundit who bedeviled the press corps and charmed millions as a FOX News television and radio host, has died after a long bout with cancer. He was 53.

A syndicated columnist, editor, TV anchor, radio show host and musician, Snow worked in nearly every medium in a career that spanned more than 30 years.

Snow joined FOX in 1996 as the original anchor of FOX News Sunday, and hosted Weekend Live and a radio program, The Tony Snow Show, before departing in 2006. A sometime fill-in host for Rush Limbaugh, Snow said he loved the intimacy of his radio audience.

"It's a tremendous loss for us who knew him, but it's also a loss for the country," Roger Ailes, Chairman of FOX News, said Saturday morning about Snow, calling him a "renaissance man."

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During a tenure marked by friendly jousting with journalists, Snow often danced around the press corps, occasionally correcting their grammar and speech even as he responded to their questions.

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Robert Anthony Snow was born June 1, 1955, in Berea, Ky., the son of a teacher and nurse. He graduated from Davidson College in 1977 with a bachelor's degree in philosophy, and he taught briefly in Kenya before embarking on his career as a journalist.

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Snow had his colon removed and underwent six months of chemotherapy after he was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2005. In 2007, he announced that his cancer had recurred and had spread to his liver. He resigned from the White House weeks later and was replaced by his deputy, Dana Perino.

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Snow is survived by his wife, Jill Ellen Walker, whom he married in 1987, and their son Robbie and their daughters Kendell and Christie.

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Michael Rielly

I always enjoyed listening to Tony Snow on the radio. He was smart, articulate, and had a great optimism.

Rest in Peace Mr. Snow.

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Carlo Klemm

It's a shame. At 53 he's just too young to go. Makes us almost 60'ers step back and look. I had my first colonoscopy done this past Monday, and it appears everything is OK. My doctor says anyone over 50 should have it done. Just to be sure.

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It's a shame. At 53 he's just too young to go. Makes us almost 60'ers step back and look. I had my first colonoscopy done this past Monday, and it appears everything is OK. My doctor says anyone over 50 should have it done. Just to be sure.

FIRST!? Shame on you! You should have never waited that long! I'm happy to hear you are okay though.

I had my first one last year. He said I'm good for another 10 years! :D

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Carlo Klemm

Would you believe that my present doctor, who I've had for not quite a year is the only one who mentioned it.

The previous 2 from age 50 on, never said a word about it.

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He was very intelligent, and that is in short supply in the political world. Even though I didn't agree with him politically I think he was a good person and a nice guy. Requiescat in Pace.

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