Famous Fox New contributor Alan Colmes passed away at a comparatively young age of 66 Thursday. His death followed a short illness. Sean Hannity communicated the unfortunate news on Fox News. He described Alan as one of the kindest, nicest and 'most generous' person.

An unfortunate death

Hannity and Colmes, both joined Fox News back in 1996 and hosted their show "Hannity & Colmes" which ran for 13 long years. While Hannity was a conservative, Colmes was a liberal, and both presented their respective opinion on the show.

When interviewed by The Daily Mail, Alan's wife Dr. Jocelyn Elise Crowley said that he dies after a brief illness.

While requesting for privacy during this time, she said her husband was a hysterical, brilliant, and moral person. He was 'fiercely loyal' and will be missed.Though Fox News is known to be biased towards the Conservatives, Colmes was one of the few liberals working with their team. He has interviewed several celebrities including Barack Obama in 2008.

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Upon hearing the news of his demise, Alan's colleagues at Fox News paid their tribute through social media.

Famous Fox News anchor Megan Kelly said she was 'heartbroken' to hear of her friend's demise. She added that Alan lit up the halls with his humor and kindness. He created a positive force, and she prays for his family.

Brit Hume expressed his grief on Colmes' death.

He wrote that he didn't agree much with Colmes he liked him a lot. He was a good guy.

Ann Coulter was shocked when she heard the news of Alan's death. She tweeted, "Noooooooooooo!

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Very sad".

Bill Hemmer wrote that Alan will be missed. He was a wonderful person.

Colmes attended Hofstra University, where he worked for the college radio station.

He graduated in 1971 and worked with several radio stations till he got his first big break with WABC. He worked for the morning radio show with WABC till 1987, when he landed up with a better job at WNBC. After that, he started his own radio company Daynet and worked with it till 1996 when Fox News invited him for joining them.