Alan Colmes, who was one of Fox News's only prominent liberals, has died suddely at age 66.
His wife, Jocelyn Crowley, posted the following statement, confirming his death today:
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.
Though a left-wing commentator, his right-wing colleagues may have liked him even more than liberal audiences, who sometimes felt he was used as a deliberately downplayed foil to his longtime co-host, Sean Hannity. Hannity later received his own show.