When a good man dies

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By Helen Hosier
Over a cup of coffee columnist

The death of the highly respected Charles Krauthammer, brilliant writer, physician, and Fox News participant, has left a void that will be hard to fill. Those of us who listened to him, who read his material, admired and respected him for his penetrating wisdom, his humility, and his many accomplishments and awards are going to miss him. Cicero wrote, “The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.” That is very true.
I will especially miss Krauthammer’s pinpoint accuracy in assessing the news on the Fox News Channel. His graciousness – that levelheaded, wise commentary was exceptionally helpful. Not everyone knew that behind that demeanor was a man for whom personal tragedy caused a major disruption in his career goal of pursuing a medical degree, but he persevered and overcame even receiving a Pulitzer Prize. When a good man dies it is not easy to assess in a column the effect his life has had. But I did not want to bypass the opportunity to acknowledge the contribution his perspectives on subjects I care about have made. I honor his memory.

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