Wow, some days just suck I guess. Charles Krauthammer has announced that he is not long for this world
In a day of heartbreaks, beloved Fox News political analyst and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Charles Krauthammer revealed Friday that he has just weeks to live.
Krauthammer, 68, has been off air for close to a year and we now learn from a letter to co-workers, friends and Fox News Channel viewers that he has been engaged in a silent battle with cancer, having a malignant tumor removed from his abdomen last August, Fox News reported. A battle that is now over.
“However, recent tests have revealed that the cancer has returned,” Krauthammer wrote. “There was no sign of it as recently as a month ago, which means it is aggressive and spreading rapidly. My doctors tell me their best estimate is that I have only a few weeks left to live. This is the final verdict. My fight is over.”
Renowned for his brilliance and widely respected in political circles, Krauthammer graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1975. He suffered a diving accident in his first year that left him a quadriplegic.
“I leave this life with no regrets,” he said in closing. “It was a wonderful life – full and complete with the great loves and great endeavors that make it worth living. I am sad to leave, but I leave with the knowledge that I lived the life that I intended.”
Hate to hear that, I really do. And, if that did not suck enough, Anthony Bourdain is gone, apparently by his own hand
Bourdain was in France working on an episode of his CNN series, according to the network. Eric Ripert, a French chef and close friend of Bourdain’s found him unresponsive in his hotel room Friday morning, according to CNN.
“It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain,” the network said in a statement Friday morning. “His love of great adventure, new friends, fine food and drink and the remarkable stories of the world made him a unique storyteller. His talents never ceased to amaze us and we will miss him very much. Our thoughts and prayers are with his daughter and family at this incredibly difficult time.”
Please, anyone who is in pain, and feels desperate and alone, reach out to a friend, a family member, someone you trust. How to get help: Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. And, if someone reaches out to you, help them in any way you can