Fox News Host Alan Colmes Passes Away At Age 66 After Brief Illness [VIDEO]

Fox News Host Alan Colmes Passes Away At Age 66 After Brief Illness [VIDEO]

Fox News Host Alan Colmes Passes Away At Age 66 After Brief Illness [VIDEO]

Alan Colmes, long time news and radio contributor well known for his work as co-host of Fox News Hannity and Colmes show has died after a brief illness.

America Newsroom’s Bill Hemmer made the announcement this morning.

Many were stunned to hear the news as Alan had not publicly disclosed details of the illness he was dealing with.

Alan Colmes was indeed smart, witty, and fair. As noted in the tribute above, he began his career as a stand-up comedian! Then he moved into radio. His career took off when WABC brought him in for the morning drive slot, which led him to WNBC Radio in 1987, and eventually became so well known he attracted the attention of Roger Ailes.  In 1996, a little known cable news channel called Fox News launched. One of the shows debuted that first year was called Hannity & Colmes. The pairing of Alan Colmes and Sean Hannity with their banter, commentary, and the line up of guests they commanded ensured their popularity for the next 12 years.

Post Hannity & Colmes, Alan appeared frequently as a guest panelist on several Fox shows, offered commentary through his website and radio show, and wrote a book.

Colmes’ debut non-fiction book, Red, White & Liberal: How Left is Right and Right is Wrong (ISBN 0-06-056297-8), was published in October 2003. It tackles issues such as civil rights, the war on terror, and the perceived liberal media bias. Interspersed throughout are actual emails from Hannity & Colmes viewers, reprinted verbatim.

Alan Colmes married Dr. Jocelyn Crowley, Monica Crowley’s sister in June 2003.

She issued this statement.

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.

His sister-in-law Monica issued a statement which reads in part:

I am heartbroken at the loss of my sweet brother-in-law Alan Colmes. He passed away this morning after a brief illness, which he fought with extraordinary courage, strength and grace.
Alan was a true gentleman in every sense of the word. He took his beliefs and work seriously and at the same time lived his life full of joy, laughter and commitment.

Alan Colmes was passionate about his family and his love for this country; and while there were idealogical and political differences between Alan, his colleagues and many of those he sparred with on his tv and radio shows, he never let that stand in the way of developing and nurturing lasting friendships with many.

All of us at Victory Girls are shocked and saddened to hear of Alan Colmes passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this time. He will be missed.

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  • Jodi says:

    I’m so, so saddened to hear this. Alan and I agreed on little, but he was our Alan. May his family find peace. We will miss you, kind soul.

  • OC says:

    Jodi, agreed. Mr Colmes and I were pretty much diametrically opposed, but unlike our “friends” on the left, I would never have wished him ill.

  • parker says:

    Yes, there was much to disagree about with Colmes, but he was not a member of the snarky, loony left. RIP

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