WASHINGTON (CNN) - 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.
Even though I am a democrat, I had the upmost respect for Tony Snow. This huge loss saddens me deeply. My deepest sympathies to the Snow family
My sympathy goes to the Snow family. Although I did not agree with Tony Snow's political views, I greatly admired his great intellect. I can tell that the was a good family man.
What a shame. A 53 year old father has died and there are some out there that can't help make a political statement about it.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Tony is a good man and very respectable.
I send my condolences to the Snow family. While I disagreed with Tony Snow on many issues, he was truly a remarkable man and an excellent jounalist. He will be sorely missed for his humor and quirkiness. Rest in peace, my friend, rest in peace.