Alan Colmes Dies After Brief Illness at Age 66

Alan Colmes’ family announced this morning that he has died this morning after a brief illness.

Alan Colmes was an American radio and television host, liberal political commentator for the Fox News Channel, and blogger. He was the host of The Alan Colmes Show, a nationally syndicated talk-radio show distributed by Fox News Radio that also airs throughout the United States on Fox News Talk on Sirius and XM.

Alan Colmes chats with Marc about his opinion on Sean Hannity, and shares his thoughts on his experience working at FOX News (September 2012).

His radio show broadcast, The Alan Colmes Show, was broadcast weeknights Monday-Friday 9pm to midnight on WCPT 820 and 92.7 from the tower at Arlington Heights Road and Boeger Drive.

Alan wanted to address his recent absence from the show so he wrote this note for his listeners:

“As I previously mentioned on the show last year, there would be times I would be taking off from the show to deal with a medical issue. This is why I’ve been out recently and will be out this week as well. But I will be back taking your calls as soon as I can.”

– Alan, January 30,2017

His bio on Chicago Progressive Radio reports he has interviewed many key political and pop culture figures, including President Barack Obama, former President Bill Clinton, former Vice President Al Gore, Lynn Cheney, former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Senators John Kerry and John McCain, Newt Gingrich, Deepak Chopra, and Carole King.

Colmes formerly was a co-host of Hannity & Colmes with Sean Hannity on Fox News from 1996 to 2009.

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‘I am heartbroken at the loss of my sweet brother-in-law Alan Colmes. He passed away this morning after a brief illness, which he fought with extraordinary courage, strength and grace.

‘Alan was a true gentleman in every sense of the word. He took his beliefs and work seriously and at the same time lived his life full of joy, laughter and commitment.

‘He loved what he did for a living, and he loved those around him—without condition. During the most heated political debates, his infectious sense of humor would come through, and before you knew it, even his staunchest political opponents were smiling.

‘He was incredibly kind, generous and warm—and completely devoted to my sister and our family. He was a gentle soul and a good man.
‘He was my friend. And I will miss him every day.
‘Rest in peace, dear Alan.

— Monica Crowley