Tony Snow has died.

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"Tony Snow has died."

Former White House Press Secretary Tony Snow died early this morning at the age of 53, following a long battle with colon cancer. In 2005, Snow had his colon removed and underwent six months of chemotherapy. In March 2007, Snow announced his malignant cancer had returned and spread to his liver and elsewhere in his body. He returned to work in the White House five weeks later. Snow is survived by his wife and three children under the age of 15.

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UPDATE: Snow started his television career at Fox News. This morning, the network paid homage to its former colleague and employee. Watch this segment narrated by Brit Hume:

UPDATE II: Read President Bush’s statement here.

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