July 12th, 2008
10:00 AM ET
12 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. RIP Tony Snow

    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

    July 12, 2008 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  2. Concerned

    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.

    July 12, 2008 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  3. Steve

    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.

    July 12, 2008 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  4. TheBox

    Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.
    Tony is a good man and very respectable.

    July 12, 2008 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  5. Voter

    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.

    July 12, 2008 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
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