BREAKING: One of Fox News’ Very First Hosts Dies

BREAKING — Before Sean Hannity’s TV show on Fox News was called “Hannity,” it was called “Hannity & Colmes.” The show included conservative-speaking Hannity and his co-host, liberal-leaning, Alan Colmes.

Eventually, “Hannity & Colmes” was revamped: Colmes was out completely and Hannity was inserted as the stand-alone host.

Today, Fox News announced that Colmes has died. Colmes was 66.

Commenting on the death of Colmes, Hannity said, “Alan Colmes was one of life’s most decent, kind, and wonderful people you’d ever want to meet.”

“When Alan and I started ‘Hannity& 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,” said Hannity. “Alan, in the midst of great sickness and illness, showed the single greatest amount of courage I’ve ever seen.”

Up until his death, Colmes was actively hosting his own radio show. In late January, Colmes told fans he would sometimes be absent from his show to deal with “medical issues.” No cause of death has been announced.

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