Former White House Spokesman Tony Snow Dies at 53

Tony Snow (June 1, 1955 – July 12, 2008) passed away this morning.

Tony Snow during a stop in St. Louis, Misouri back in June 2005.
In March 2007 it was reported that his cancer had returned.

Tony Snow passed away this morning.
CNN reported:

Former White House press secretary Tony Snow — who once told reporters “I’m a very lucky guy” — died at the age of 53 early Saturday after a second battle with cancer.

Snow, who had been undergoing chemotherapy treatments for a recurrence of the disease, left his White House job September 14, 2007, and joined CNN in April as a conservative commentator.

President Bush said Saturday that he and first lady Laura Bush were “deeply saddened” by Snow’s death.

“The Snow family has lost a beloved husband and father. And America has lost a devoted public servant and a man of character,” the president said in a statement.

“It was a joy to watch Tony at the podium each day.”

Snow’s successor, White House press secretary Dana Perino, said, “The White House is so deeply saddened by this loss. He was a great friend and colleague and a fantastic press secretary. And his dear family is in our thoughts and prayers.”

Hat Tip Chris Whitener

Michelle Malkin posted a wonderful tribute to Tony.

Brit Hume gave this tribute to Tony Snow:

Rest in Peace Tony Snow.

As expected… The vile Leftist blog Huffington Post was forced to close their comments on on the AP piece about Tony Snow’s death.

Doug Ross has more reaction on the death of Tony Snow.

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