Charles Krauthammer Dies of Abdominal Cancer at The Age of 68

The 68 year old columnist Charles Krauthammer lost his battle to cancer this week,  according to Fox News. According to the source, Charles Krauthammer was suffering from this cancer from a long time and few weeks earlier before the death, he confirmed that he is just left with few weeks.

About Charles Krauthammer

Charles Krauthammer was the son of two European Jews who had fled what is now Ukraine during World War II. They eventually ended up in the U.S., and Krauthammer was born in New York.

After graduating from McGill University in Montreal and studying at Oxford University, Krauthammer enrolled at Harvard Medical School. “I was looking for something halfway between the reality of medicine and the elegance, if you like, of philosophy,” Krauthammer recalled in a 2013 special on Fox News. “So psychiatry was the obvious thing. That was my intention from the first day.”

He believed that choice was a stroke of good fortune. At the age of 22, at Harvard, during a week in which he studied spinal cords, Krauthammer suffered a fateful neck injury while diving at a swimming pool near campus. He finished his medical training but would be paralyzed from the neck down for the rest of his life. He later concluded that psychiatry would be the easiest medical discipline to pursue given his new physical limitations. And Krauthammer distinguished himself as a researcher and in private practice.

However, he was dissatisfied with the profession, deciding he wanted to reach a broader platform. He would write contrarian pieces for the liberal New Republic,advocating a stronger military budget, a muscular anti-Soviet stance and U.S. support for the Nicaraguan Contras, among other positions

Charles Abdomen Cancer

The 68-year-old wrote that he underwent surgery to remove a cancerous tumor in his abdomen. While thought to be successful, he said there were complications that he was overcoming. However, he wrote that recent tests revealed the cancer had returned and was “spreading rapid

Several people took to social media to offer their condolences.

Charle Krauthammer Verdict

He wrote in the Post column that he left his life with no regrets. “This is the final verdict. My fight is over!!

“I leave this life with no regrets. It was a wonderful life — full and complete with the great loves and great endeavors that make it worth living,” Krauthammer wrote. “I am sad to leave, but I leave with the knowledge that I lived the life that I intended.”

Tweets Shared For Condolences

“Charles Krauthammer will long be remembered for his eloquence, his triumph in hardship, and his countless contributions to American political thought.” -Vice President Mike Pence.

“Cindy & I are deeply saddened by the passing of our friend Charles Krauthammer. Brilliant, kind, funny & generous, Charles stands as an example to all of us of how to live with civility and a passion for the truth.”

“Goodbye, Charles @krauthammer Thank you for sharing your gifts with us.” – Pat Roberts, Senator from Kansas

“A gifted doctor and brilliant political commentator, Charles was a guiding voice throughout his time with Fox News and we were incredibly fortunate to showcase his extraordinary talent on our programs,” said Suzanne Scott, CEO of Fox News, in a statement. “He was an inspiration to all of us and will be greatly missed.”

A Harvard-trained psychiatrist, Krauthammer turned an unsparing eye on the nation’s politics, starting as a conservative Democrat and moving rightward over time. While at the liberal New Republic in the 1980s, Krauthammer embraced the hawkish foreign policy of President Ronald Reagan, expressing stalwart support for Israel and unrelenting opposition to the Soviet Union.

“History is shaped by its battle of ideas, and I wanted to be in the arena,” Krauthammer once said, “not because I want to fight, but because some things need to be said. And some things need to be defended.

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