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

Former White House spokesman Tony Snow dies

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/POLITICS/07/12/obit.snow/art.snow.ap.jpg caption="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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