July 12th, 2008
10:00 AM ET
6 years ago

Former White House spokesman Tony Snow dies

Tony Snow responds to reporters at an October 2006 White House news conference.
Tony Snow responds to reporters at an October 2006 White House news conference.

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.

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  1. Jose Card - Independent

    My condolences to the Snow Family!
    53 is just too young.

    July 12, 2008 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  2. Independent-woman-4-Obama

    My heart goes out to Tony Snow's family. May he rest in peace.
    God bless his wife, children, family & friends.

    July 12, 2008 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  3. Travis

    I never met the man, but he sounded very courageous, very optimistic, and very much like a fighter. My deepest sympathies to his wife and children, and to this friends. May God comfort your loved ones left behind. Rest in Peace.

    July 12, 2008 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  4. RJ, CA

    Sad news, indeed. He was a great articulator of conservative values and will be sorely missed.

    July 12, 2008 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  5. MD

    Best Wishes to his family for their loss.

    July 12, 2008 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  6. JOEL

    FROM TIME TO TIME LIFE REMINDS US THAT IT IS SHORT .AND THE TIME WERE HAVE IS WHAT COUNTS . FOR THAT MR SNOW YOU LIVE I GOD LIVE AND GOD'S BE.

    July 12, 2008 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  7. Diing in Washington

    RIP mr. Snow. You're really a good man.

    July 12, 2008 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  8. Timber

    I was never a fan of the Bush administration but I hope he has peace and my sympathy to his family.

    July 12, 2008 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  9. David in Illinois

    Far, far too young for this. Our prayers go out to his family.

    July 12, 2008 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  10. Rise America Rise

    Condolences to Tony's family. He was a great guy and will be missed.

    July 12, 2008 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  11. Rick FL

    May he rest in peace. My thoughts & prayers are with his family and friends.

    July 12, 2008 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  12. Don Fl

    God bless Tony & his family

    July 12, 2008 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  13. rumpusgoopus

    It's a shame. He was on the wrong side, but was a very decent guy.

    July 12, 2008 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  14. Richard Moore

    Tony Snow seemed like a nice fellow. Too bad he worked for the worst administration in this countries history. Condolences to his family.

    July 12, 2008 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  15. MM

    Our prayers are with Mr. Snow's family.

    July 12, 2008 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  16. Nil

    Tony Snow — who once told reporters "I'm a very lucky guy"
    Yes indeed. Tony is a lucky soul with no more worries and a perfected body in heavens enjoying the glory of God.
    My condolences to the family who had the pleasure to know him.

    July 12, 2008 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  17. Jan

    Patriotic and loyal. Served his country in a non-judgmental way which is as it should be.

    July 12, 2008 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  18. John McShame, Obama Is Going to Tax You & Cindy, but Not Me & 95% Americans Making < $250,000/Yr

    sad to hear about this..............may God give the Snow's family the fortitude to bear the loss!

    July 12, 2008 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  19. Fay Tx

    ToThe Snow family -May your memories bring you comfort ,my thoughts and prayers are with you....Mr Snow wil be MIssed!

    July 12, 2008 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  20. Damoo

    Did not like his policies but this sucks.
    People are just dying left, right and center.
    My condolences to his friends and family.
    53 is just wayyyy too young.

    July 12, 2008 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  21. JERRAL

    MAY GOD BLESS THE SNOW FAMILY. MR SNOW WILL BE MISSED,HE WAS LOVED BY ALL/HE WILL BE LOVED IN HEAVEN AS WELL
    GOD BLESS AMERICA

    July 12, 2008 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  22. ML - California

    A great loss, Tony Snow's positive inspiration with the battle of cancer will be remembered. Condolences to his family and may he rest in peace.

    July 12, 2008 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  23. Freida, NYC

    Very sad news! My deepest sympathy to his family and friends.

    July 12, 2008 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  24. Independant Thinker

    He was a good , honest man, despite how many names the democRATs called him.

    July 12, 2008 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  25. Cynthia

    My sincere sympathy to the Snow family

    July 12, 2008 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
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