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BREAKING – Writer Charles Krauthammer: “This is the final verdict. My fight is over.” … “I leave this life with no regrets…”

For months writer and contributor Charles Krauthammer has been dealing with a medical issue that has only been mentioned on the surface to answer queries from fans that miss having him in his FOX News appearances on “Special Report”. We knew he had been recouping from a surgery, but keeping with personal/ private considerations, no details were given. And now, with his most recent report and prognosis from his personal doctors, Mr. Krauthammer has released the sad news…

FNC: Fox News star Charles Krauthammer reveals he has weeks to live in heartbreaking letter

FNC: Fox News’ Charles Krauthammer says goodbye to colleagues, friends and viewers

I have been uncharacteristically silent these past ten months. I had thought that silence
would soon be coming to an end, but I’m afraid I must tell you now that fate has decided
on a different course for me.

In August of last year, I underwent surgery to remove a cancerous tumor in my
abdomen. That operation was thought to have been a success, but it caused a cascade of
secondary complications which I have been fighting in hospital ever since. It was a
long and hard fight with many setbacks, but I was steadily, if slowly, overcoming each
obstacle along the way and gradually making my way back to health.

However, recent tests have revealed that the cancer has returned. 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.

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.

Lastly, I thank my colleagues, my readers, and my viewers, who have made my career
possible and given consequence to my life’s work. I believe that the pursuit of truth and
right ideas through honest debate and rigorous argument is a noble undertaking. I am
grateful to have played a small role in the conversations that have helped guide this
extraordinary nation’s destiny.

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. I am sad to leave, but I leave with
the knowledge that I lived the life that I intended.

He has written his own eulogy, and it is simple and perfect.

May you find peace, comfort, and joy with your family and friends.
May you calmly and painlessly fall into that last sleep.
God speed, sir.

By Charles Krauthammer (Friday, January 27, 2006): Marcel, My Brother

There is a black-and-white photograph of us, two boys alone. He’s maybe 11, I’m 7. We’re sitting on a jetty, those jutting piles of rock that little beach towns throw down at half-mile intervals to hold back the sea. In the photo, nothing but sand, sea and sky, the pure elements of our summers together. We are both thin as rails, tanned to blackness and dressed in our summer finest: bathing suits and buzz cuts. Marcel’s left arm is draped around my neck with that effortless natural ease — and touch of protectiveness — that only older brothers know.

Whenever I look at that picture, I know what we were thinking at the moment it was taken: It will forever be thus. Ever brothers. Ever young. Ever summer.

My brother Marcel died on Tuesday, Jan. 17. It was winter. He was 59.

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