A TV and radio personality who was a regular contributor to political discussions on Fox News has died. Fox News announced that Alan Colmes died this morning after a brief illness. He was 66.
Colmes was one of the most prominent liberal voices on FNC, often appearing as a foil to Sean Hannity.
“Hannity worked closely with Colmes, hosting the nightly talk show ‘Hannity & Colmes’ together from 1996 to 2009,” The Hill reports. “The show saw Colmes present a liberal view on politics that was often at odds with Hannity’s more conservative positions.”
In a statement, Hannity called Colmes “one of life’s most decent, kind and wonderful people you’d ever want to meet.” Hannity added: “Despite major political differences, we forged a deep friendship.”
Colmes hosted a radio show, “The Alan Colmes Show,” and authored the books “Red, White & Liberal: How Left Is Right and Right Is Wrong” in 2003 and “Thank the Liberals for Saving America” in 2012.
Colmes is the second Fox News personality to die in less than a week, following the death of Brenda Buttner.