Fox News has reported that Alan Colmes, television and radio personality, has died at the age of 66.

Colmes is known best for providing a liberal perspective to Sean Hannity’s conservative views on their show Hannity and Colmes from 1996 to 2009 on Fox News.

Fox News broke the story on Twitter Thursday morning.

Many of Colmes’ colleagues offered condolences via Twitter as well:

The cause of death has not been released at this time. Colmes’ wife, Jocelyn Crowley has released the following statement:

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.

In a statement this morning, Sean Hannity said that Alan Colmes was “one of life’s most decent, kind and wonderful people you’d ever want to meet.”

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

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