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Liberal Alan Colmes of "Hannity and Colmes" dies at 66

Alan Colmes dies at 66.
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Alan Colmes of the Fox News program Hannity and Colmes” has died at the age of 66, reports Fox’s “America’s Newsroom.”

"Alan Colmes passed away this morning after a brief illness,” the Colmes’ family said in a statement. “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.”

The commentator was the left to Hannity’s right in the show “Hannity and Colmes” which premiered on the Fox Network in 1996.

His ex-co-host had this to say about his partner’s passing:

“The Fox family, Dr. Jocelyn Colmes, Monica Crowley and me personally have lost one of life’s most decent, kind and wonderful people you’d ever want to meet,” Hannity said in a statement. “When Alan and I started Hannity and Colmes, there wasn’t a day that went by where we didn’t say we were the two most fortunate men in all of television. Despite major political differences, we forged a deep friendship. Alan, in the midst of great sickness and illness, showed the single greatest amount of courage I’ve ever seen. … I’m truly heartbroken at the loss of a dear friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jocelyn, Monica and his entire family. He will be dearly missed.”

Colmes journalism roots began in talk radio before moving over to Fox. He co-hosted “Hannity and Colmes” for over a decade. He remained a commentator for the network  after leaving the show in 2009.