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Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Charles Krauthammer dies at 68

By June 22, 2018No Comments

Source : The New Indian Express

Krauthammer had announced on June 8 that doctors had given him just weeks to live. “This is the final verdict. My fight is over,” he wrote in a statement. 

WASHINGTON D.C.: Pulitzer Prize-winning Columnist, Charles Krauthammer, whose weekly column was syndicated to more than 400 publications worldwide, including The Washington Post and Fox News, has died at the age of 68.

Krauthammer had announced on June 8 that doctors had given him just weeks to live, reported the Variety.

In a statement he had written, “This is the final verdict. My fight is over.”

Krauthammer said he had been recovering from the surgery since last year to remove a cancerous tumour in his abdomen, and while he has been gradually making my way back to health, recent tests showed that cancer had returned and was spreading rapidly.

“I wish to thank my doctors and caregivers, whose efforts have been magnificent. My dear friends, who have given me a lifetime of memories and whose support has sustained me through these difficult months. And all of my partners at The Washington Post, Fox News, and Crown Publishing,” he further wrote.

Born on March 13, 1950, in New York City, Krauthammer’s family moved to Montreal when he was young, and he later attended McGill University before pursuing a medical degree at Harvard.

While in his first year studying at Harvard Medical School, Krauthammer became permanently paralyzed from the waist down after a diving board accident that severed his spinal cord at C5.

In the 1980’s, Krauthammer embarked on a career as a columnist and political commentator.

In August 2017, due to his battle with cancer, Krauthammer stopped writing his column and serving as Fox News contributor.

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