Most of us remember Alan Colmes when him and Sean Hannity hosted a show together on FOX News. The two often disagreed, but between him and his co-workers at the network, everyone stated as to how good of a man Alan was. Rest in peace, sir.
On February 23, family and friends announced that Fox News pundit and radio host Alan Colmes had passed away. He was 66 years old.
For thirteen years, liberal Alan Colmes sat across the desk from his conservative counterpart, Sean Hannity. Together, they were the faces of the Fox News debate style show, “Hannity and Colmes.”
In the years that followed the end of “Hannity and Colmes” in 2009, Colmes continued to make appearances on other Fox News shows — “The Greg Gutfeld Show” among them. He also hosted “The Alan Colmes Show” on the Fox Radio Network.
The cause of death is believed to be the recent illness he alluded to on a radio broadcast.
Sadly, he was unable to return to his full schedule. His wife, Jocelyn Crowley, issued a statement following his passing:
Alan Colmes passed away this morning after a brief illness. He was 66-years-old. He leaves his adoring and devoted wife, Jocelyn Elise Crowley. He was a great guy, brilliant, hysterical, and moral. He was fiercely loyal, and the only thing he loved more than his work was his life with Jocelyn. He will be missed. The family has asked for privacy during this very difficult time.
His former “sparring” partner, Sean Hannity, also shared his thoughts. Fox News reported:
In a statement this morning, Hannity called Alan Colmes “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.
Despite their political differences, Hannity said the two “forged a deep friendship” over the years.
“Alan, in the midst of great sickness and illness, showed the single greatest amount of courage I’ve ever seen,” he said.