Tony Snow dies; ex-Bush press secretary was 53
Immediate details were sketchy. But the news bulletin moved shortly after 7 a.m. Eastern time. Snow was 53.
He previously served as chief speechwriter for President George H.W. Bush and as a frequent host on the Fox News Channel on 'Fox News Sunday,' 'Weekend Live' and 'The O'Reilly Factor.'
He also guest-hosted for Rush Limbaugh and had his own radio talk-show.
Last September after 17 months in the White House job Snow retired as President George W. Bush's third press secretary, saying with his cancer he needed to earn more for his family than the job's $168,000 salary. He was succeeded by Dana Perino.
Tony Snow's death from colon cancer is a wake call to us all, particularly those over 40 or those who have someone they love over 40 years old.
Politisite has posted an excellent article on
Top Colon Cancer Prevention TipsIt is well worth the read.