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It is a tough thing to talk about -- the death of a friend if you're just joining us now our former colleague Dan White House for secretary.
And friend Tony Snow has died after a long battle with colon cancer.
With the -- is Fox's Washington managing editor and the host of special report.
Brit Hume Brit thanks for joining us.
This is a tough thing for us because Tony was indeed a good friend of yours from beginning of his FOX News Sunday days tell us about your memories of him.
What Tony was one of the founding spirits and surrounding people Fox News he won't of people made -- what it is it was the Sunday show.
She hosted for so many years existed before any of the rest of the channel did.
Until he was -- first base of -- And was also is so very important figure on the channel as well as on the radio.
And you know that -- to die so young -- so much in this -- list with so much talent and so much continuing promise is just.
It just makes you feel terrible -- I I have to say that I think he faced this.
And deserved -- was unimaginable -- because you know Kelly his mother died of her own cancer at a young age.
Trend and an email -- call that Tony was -- more tests.
-- he had the colonoscopy easier missing -- -- be he was never more than six months away from an examination.
And it got him anyway and it seemed so terribly unfair.
I can't say at all.
If he's sort of he was so proactive about his health I -- I recall days and he was saying you know I'm Kelly getting a little too overweight -- -- work -- with Denise Austin.
And if he actually did it to just try to maintain his health his vigor and to look up for this thing called colon cancer.
Yeah exactly so and that he was an -- and even after he had it you know he was really a profile in courage in the sense that he never -- positive spirit.
He never lost -- hopes.
And you know he took on that incredible pressure -- job a presidential Press Secretary in the middle of this long struggle which was you know the hard thing for him to do I think and he didn't job so very well -- I didn't know it was a good match for him he was great -- and then these fantastic but you know the thing I remember most cement on -- we'll all remember so clearly Kelly is did you ever met you know when you think utility and -- on the space.
He always had that he never lost that even the darkest hours.
And them it's you know it's hard thing to think about that.
It -- been so tough all day -- this this is Jamie.
I just wanted to ask you because of his positive spirits are so many millions of people who enjoy it not only watching him on the Fox News Channel but listening to him on the radio is there any replacement.
For Tony Snow for all the people who turned to hand to be more -- form to be entertained to be uplifted.
I don't think so amendment on it was kind of -- of a kinda you know he was a tremendously.
And which is why he had such a successful careers and newspaperman and he wrote beautifully.
He was tremendously good lie.
On television almost better -- than scripted and and that's what they've done it did the -- have to be -- -- -- radios and later such an effective White House correspondent you rarely the combination of qualities.
In one person that -- had to do with talent.
The ultimate goodness.
And the and the intelligence.
And this year cheerful decency of it.
For him -- it was never about being on TV was it.
I mean he was -- but it was who it was who he was giving more than just face time.
-- -- -- -- -- -- You know and remember -- Tony was unique employment any situation any new so much from all the years -- been in Washington all the years -- -- -- journalist.
That he had a exceptionally effective live post particular and a little breaking news -- he was terrific in the middle of breaking news events.
And and we you know it's it is that he had a rare combination of skills.
-- congressman towns and above all a rare combination of personal qualities and everyone and everyone who are renewing.
It's gonna miss terribly.
And never forget him -- no doubt about it thanks for for being with us.
Right on this topic honestly but at least we can remember so many wonderful things.
That we were blessed to have experience with total innings and that's we're gonna miss them and Roger Ailes also sent the -- a Renaissance man.
Yeah I still like that he's rush is upset that mr.
Taking him away from filling in for a rash.
Anyway there is no replacement for --
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