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'I Leave This Life with No Regrets' -Charles Krauthammer, Famed Conservative Thinker and Pulitzer Prize Winner Dies

Amber C. Strong : Jun 22, 2018 : CBN News

"Faith is something that one has or doesn't have; one doesn't construct it. The one thing I do believe is that of all the possible views of God, atheism is the least plausible. The idea that there's no meaning or purpose or origin—that the Universe is as it always was, is to me entirely implausible for reasons of physics, apart from faith. Because if you reason back to first causes, and if you're an atheist, you get to a logical contradiction." -Charles Krauthammer

(Washington, DC)—[CBN News] Charles Krauthammer, a Pulitzer Prize winner, author, and conservative commentator has died. He was 68. (Screengrab: via CBN News)

His death came after he wrote a letter to colleagues and friends on June 8 that said, "I have been uncharacteristically silent these past ten months. I had thought that silence would soon be coming to an end, but I'm afraid I must tell you now that fate has decided on a different course for me..."

"Recent tests have revealed that the cancer has returned. There was no sign of it as recently as a month ago, which means it is aggressive and spreading rapidly. My doctors tell me their best estimate is that I have only a few weeks left to live. This is the final verdict. My fight is over."

Charles Krauthammer was a celebrated political analyst, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and an author. But it didn't begin that way.

A diving accident in medical school left Krauthammer paralyzed from the neck down.

After medical school, a once in a lifetime opportunity landed him in Washington. He took a job with the Jimmy Carter administration, eventually becoming a speechwriter for Vice President Walter Mondale.

He would use those same writing skills as a columnist for the Washington Post and commentator for Fox News. Before long, Krauthammer became a household name.

Fans say he brought civility, brilliance, and humor to the political hemisphere.

In August 2017 Krauthammer was treated for a form of cancer which took him off the air.

Less than a year later, he wrote a letter to his colleagues at the Washington Post announcing the cancer had returned.

"I believe that the pursuit of truth and right ideas through honest debate and rigorous argument is a noble undertaking. I am grateful to have played a small role in the conversations that have helped guide this extraordinary nation's destiny," he said in his farewell letter.

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