Former White House Secretary Tony Snow dies after battle with cancer. So long, Tony.

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WASHINGTON--Former White House Press Secretary Tony Snow died early Saturday, after a long fight with cancer. It was an honor to know Snow. He will be missed.

Click below for statement from President and Laura Bush.

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

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For Immediate Release July 12, 2008

STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT

Laura and I are deeply saddened by the death of our dear friend, Tony Snow. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Jill, and their children, Kendall, Robbie, and Kristi. The Snow family has lost a beloved husband and father. And America has lost a devoted public servant and a man of character.

Tony was one of our Nation’s finest writers and commentators. He earned a loyal following with incisive radio and television broadcasts. He was a gifted speechwriter who served in my father’s Administration. And I was thrilled when he agreed to return to the White House to serve as my Press Secretary. It was a joy to watch Tony at the podium each day. He brought wit, grace, and a great love of country to his work. His colleagues will cherish memories of his energetic personality and relentless good humor.

All of us here at the White House will miss Tony, as will the millions of Americans he inspired with his brave struggle against cancer. One of the things that sustained Tony Snow was his faith – and Laura and I join people across our country in praying that this good man has now found comfort in the arms of his Creator.

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4 Comments

In my mind, Tony Snow was a genuine individual who served this country with such grace and skill that it was always a pleasure to see him while he worked for Fox! Tony snow brought G.w. Bush elegance and gracefully traversed some mighty difficult topics! The country should mourn "OUR" loss by attempting to display the elegance, enthusiasm & grace that Tony Snow showed this country!
Thank you Tony "May the mark of your temperance always be displayed by America!"

my heartfelt sympathies and prayers to The Snow family. Tony was an inspriation to many of my patients fighting this same disease. He was a hometown hero to them and many paid attention on his attitude that he had when fighting colon cancer. We Loved You Tony.
judi, Cincinnati Ohio

We are deeply saddened by the death of Tony Snow. He was a big part of watching the news. We want to offer his family our sincere sympathy and prayers at this time. May God bless and comfort you.

Wow, I was shocked to hear Tony Snow passed away. What a gifted man--on the radio, in speech writing and as Press Secretary. I always enjoyed hearing Tony and his commetary. We have truly lost a talented person and a wonderful spokesmen--I will miss hearing him and his upbeat voice--"well done good and faithful servant".

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