Former White House Press Secretary Tony Snow Has Died at Age 53 … Rest in Peace


There is sad and heart breaking new this morning … Tony Snow has passed away. Our deepest condolences go out to his family.


Tony Snow, the former White House Press Secretary under GWB and Fox News anchor has died at the at of 53 from compilations of cancer. Snow died at 2am Saturday morning at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC. 

What a sad day as Tony Snow was one of the truly good guys. He conducted himself  always with a smile, an energy and a professionalism. When Tony Snow became the White House Press Secretary he brought a new found electricity to the role through his charisma and and as The Corner states, from his substance. His quick whit and humor was something that was long missing form the position.

 Tony Snow says goodbye from his White House Spokesman position

The one thing that I personally always admired about Tony Snow was his conviction to be and say exactly what he thought. He never pretended to be anything that he wasn’t and embraced his conservative ideals, principles and character. Tony Snow once said, “I’m a very lucky guy.” Actually Tony, we we are the lucky ones to have been able to learn by your fine example. God Bless … and may you now be in God’s eternal peace.

Tony Snow, the former White House press secretary and conservative pundit who bedeviled the press corps and charmed millions as a FOX News television and radio host, died after a long bout with cancer. He was 53.

A syndicated columnist, editor, TV anchor, radio show host and musician, Snow worked in nearly every medium in a career that spanned more than 30 years.

Tony Snow joined Fox News in 1996.

Snow joined FOX in 1996 as the original anchor of “FOX News Sunday” and hosted “Weekend Live” and a radio program, “The Tony Snow Show,” before departing in 2006.

“It’s a tremendous loss for us who knew him, but it’s also a loss for the country,” Roger Ailes, chairman of FOX News, said Saturday morning about Snow, calling him a “renaissance man.”

President Bush’s statement:

Laura and I are deeply saddened by the death of our dear friend, Tony Snow.  Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Jill, and their children, Kendall, Robbie, and Kristi.  The Snow family has lost a beloved husband and father.  And America has lost a devoted public servant and a man of character.

Tony was one of our Nation’s finest writers and commentators.  He earned a loyal following with incisive radio and television broadcasts.  He was a gifted speechwriter who served in my father’s Administration.  And I was thrilled when he agreed to return to the White House to serve as my Press Secretary.  It was a joy to watch Tony at the podium each day.  He brought wit, grace, and a great love of country to his work.  His colleagues will cherish memories of his energetic personality and relentless good humor.

All of us here at the White House will miss Tony, as will the millions of Americans he inspired with his brave struggle against cancer.  One of the things that sustained Tony Snow was his faith – and Laura and I join people across our country in praying that this good man has now found comfort in the arms of his Creator.

Read what many other bloggers have to say as they pay their respects to the dearly departed Tony Snow:

UPDATE I: How pathetic … AP Feels the need to take a cheap shot at Tony Snow in their obit.

It just goes to show you just how rotten the liberal media and politics has become has become. Tony Snow was a good man, one certainly better than any of the cretins at the AP who allowed these subjective comments to be put forth as a man passes away. I don’t remember any such comments when Tim Russert passed away.


With a quick-from-the-lip repartee, broadcaster’s good looks and a relentlessly bright outlook — if not always a command of the facts — he became a popular figure around the country to the delight of his White House bosses.

There are some real black hearted people on the web, Protein Wisdom has managed to find some that would find glee in another’s death. There comes a point when we are all supposed to put down our weapons and bury the dead in a respectful manner. To the people that would make such hateful comments, one day you to will meet your Maker … upon that day of reckoning, you will have much explaining to do. As Patterico states, Tony Snow had class, honor and character that the AP could never know.

UPDATE II: Watch the VIDEO of Fox News Brit Hume’s tribute to Tony Snow

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  • Comments

    11 Responses to “Former White House Press Secretary Tony Snow Has Died at Age 53 … Rest in Peace”

    1. Rob on July 12th, 2008 8:53 am

      truly saddened by the loss of Tony.

      RIP Tony

      Condolences to Tony’s family.

      He was a good one.

    2. Scared Monkeys on July 12th, 2008 9:10 am

      I awoke this morning to hear this sad news. Tony Snow was an inspiration and just an all around good guy. What made him so good? He never took himself so seriously, he was principled and had character and #1 was a deeply devoted family man.

      You will be missed … God Bless.


    3. Rob on July 12th, 2008 9:16 am

      ya know Red, somehow I actually felt I “knew” Tony. Like he was a friend. It must have been his wonderful demeanor and the heartfelt way he covered the news. Almost like Tony was a guy that came over to my house and had a few beers and enjoyed a barbecue.

      There is no one else like Tony.

      He had that certain “something” that we all wish we could possess. And everyone knew it.

    4. dave on July 12th, 2008 9:31 am

      Tony was class personified.

      He will be missed.

      Rest in Peace Tony

    5. katablog on July 12th, 2008 9:39 am

      I think at lot of us felt like Tony was a friend. He was honest and sincere – a rare commodity in today’s world of Journalism. Tony told it like it is, didn’t play word games or even partisan politics. Sure he had his political beliefs but he called out errors against even his own party.

    6. misskatie on July 12th, 2008 12:49 pm

      may he rest in peace

    7. Maggie on July 12th, 2008 3:28 pm

      Was sad to wake up and see the news on Fox today. Tony Snow was the picture of a gentleman. No matter what, he always had that big smile. Many on tv today, could watch and take a lesson from him.

      We’ve lost 2 giants lately Tim Russert and Tony Snow. Their enthusiasm for life and Tim Russert’s sign “No Whining allowed” along with their honesty, character, love of their family and friends makes their absence much more profound. You really did feel like they were a friend. He understood what life was really all about.

      Some don’t know Tony was also an accomplished musician. I had no idea he played so many instruments, saw him play the guitar.. Snow played six instruments — saxophone, trombone, flute, piccolo, accordion and guitar — and was in a D.C. cover band called Beats Workin’.

      This is from Youtube.. of him playing the blues..

      RIP.. and Godspeed Tony Snow. Gone way too soon.. My deepest condolences to his family and friends.

    8. maryd on July 13th, 2008 5:10 am

      It is truly sad and my deepest condolences go to his family and friends. He was such a likeable person and will be greatly missed.

    9. Carpe on July 13th, 2008 2:32 pm

      I’ll never forget the moment he teared
      up a bit when doing a story about all
      of the tragic loss of life on 9-11.

      He was a true blue GOOD GUY.

    10. Former NY Yankee Star and Broadcaster Bobby Murcer Dies at Age 62 … Rest in Peace | Scared Monkeys on July 13th, 2008 2:53 pm

      [...] only “Yankee” great, but also a great human being. As we discussed yesterday with the passing of Tony Snow from complications of cancer, Bobby Mercer showed the same tenacity and “heart of a [...]

    11. Stephanie on July 29th, 2008 12:37 pm

      Prayers for Tony Snow and family. Only sorry Tom Curry couldn’t resist the temptation to sling mud at Tony one more time. What a cheap shot from a man with such a prestigious career and a leader at Associated Press. I guess we know now what the AP slant on the new is… Turn left, Tom turn left somemore!!

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