Conservative pundit and former White House press secretary Tony Snow died on Saturday at the young of of 53-years old. Snow, who had been battling cancer for several years, died from the disease.
“Laura and I are deeply saddened by the death of our dear friend Tony Snow,” President Bush said in a statement. “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 first diagnosed with colon cancer in 2005. He had his colon removed and returned to work that same year. He then went to work as the White House’s press secretary. In 2007 the cancer returned and he took time off for additional surgeries and chemotherapy.
He use to sub for Rush Limbaugh on his show before getting his own radio show, ‘The Tony Snow Show.’ He worked as a political commentator on Fox News from 1996 until 2006. He had returned to work this year as a commentator on CNN.
Snow was a talented musician who played the guitar, flute, trombone, accordion, saxophone, and piccolo.
Snow is survived by his wife Jill Ellen Walker of 21 years along with two daughters and one son.