Friends and colleagues remember Alan Colmes
Howard Kurtz pays tribute to Alan here (the page also includes Alan’s friend Bill Hemmer making the on-air announcement of Alan’s passing on FOX News Channel).
John Gibson: “Alan Colmes was really good at this gig!“
Leslie Marshall shared her moving tribute to Alan on today’s edition of her radio show – listen to it here.
Jeffrey Gurian writes about a side to Alan Colmes that might surprise you.
Roger Alan Shuler: “Our appreciation for Colmes was personal.”
Conover Kennard: “I was honored to get to know one of the most decent human beings I’ve ever met.”
New York Times obituary: Alan Colmes, Sean Hannity’s Liberal Partner on Fox News, Dies at 66
Lloyd Grove: FOX News’s Charming Liberal
Shep Smith and Neil Cavuto both remember Alan in a piece (with video) over at TVNewser.
Sarah Betancourt: Why Alan Colmes mattered to Fox News
Greta van Susteren remembers Alan
Randi Rhodes pays tribute to Alan on air
Alan was a dear friend. I miss him dearly. Please pray for my friend and his family!
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) February 23, 2017
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) February 23, 2017
God rest @AlanColmes. We laughed about everything for 30 years. I loved Alan. -don imus
— Imus in the Morning (@TheImusShow) February 23, 2017
Devastated to hear @AlanColmes has passed. Such a sweet soul, always fun to spar with, and always ready to laugh. #RIP
— Kennedy (@KennedyNation) February 23, 2017
A great way to honor @AlanColmes is to take a lesson from his life and work — to never flinch in the face of the opposition. He never did.
— Bob Cesca (@bobcesca_go) February 23, 2017
Alan Colmes was always a gentleman…always kind…a wonderful colleague. pic.twitter.com/VxQimzE3bZ
— Greta Van Susteren (@greta) February 23, 2017
Very sad to hear of the passing of radio host Alan Colmes. Got to know him well over the last 5 years, one of nicest & most genuine people.
— David Pakman Show (@davidpakmanshow) February 23, 2017
OMG.. sad news this morning. RIP @AlanColmes Alan Colmes https://t.co/goxDYzvzwW…
— Nicole Sandler (@nicolesandler) February 23, 2017
Alan Colmes was one of the most sincere, kind, and principled people I've ever met in this business. The good ones always die too soon.
— Marc Lamont Hill (@marclamonthill) February 23, 2017
WHAT? @AlanColmes passed away????? Noooooooooooo! Very sad. He was a good guy. Always surprised people that way. https://t.co/RL1AmwGpmx
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) February 23, 2017
So sad to hear of the death of Fox News colleague Alan Colmes. He and I agreed on little, but I liked him immensely. Good guy. R.I.P.
— Brit Hume (@brithume) February 23, 2017
.@AlanColmes was kind hearted. Shared a stage w him few months back-always admired his quick wit, brilliant mind and perseverance. RIP Alan
— Jeanine Pirro (@JudgeJeanine) February 23, 2017
Goodbye to Alan Colmes, a generous and wonderful man who was the first to fight the good fight on FNC.
— Julie Roginsky (@julieroginsky) February 23, 2017
Shocked to hear of the passing of Alan Colmes. Thanks for providing great perspective on the stories of the day.
— Mike Tobin (@MikeTobinFox) February 23, 2017
Very sad to report our friend and colleague @AlanColmes has passed away.
— Shannon Bream (@ShannonBream) February 23, 2017
Alan Colmes was an incredibly talented media personality but he was also my friend & a mentor.Saying he will be missed is an understatement.
— dianafalzone (@dianafalzone) February 23, 2017
I can tell you tears r flowing @FoxBusiness @FoxNews right now. We are all devastated by the loss of kind soul @AlanColmes may god bless RIP
— Liz Claman (@LizClaman) February 23, 2017
I will miss you sweet and very dear friend. You were a kind & gentle soul and will be remembered @AlanColmes
— Deepak Chopra (@DeepakChopra) February 24, 2017
Rest In Peace Alan Colmes. You were a decent man who truly believed in what you said pic.twitter.com/xTCvwDWJNz
— Charlie Daniels (@CharlieDaniels) February 23, 2017
This is how I want to remember my friend @AlanColmes . I will miss him greatly. Rest In Peace. @FoxNews pic.twitter.com/7SLUbbiKm4
— Mike Gallagher (@radiotalkermike) February 23, 2017
Heartbroken about the passing of my dear friend & colleague Alan Colmes. The 1st to show me the ropes at @FoxNews. He will be truly missed❤️ pic.twitter.com/BMBSUoRT5R
— Kimberly Guilfoyle (@kimguilfoyle) February 23, 2017
Oh, no! That's tragic. A really nice person who made a profound contribution to the national political dialogue. Condolences to his family. https://t.co/XwBhvmKQcY
— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) February 23, 2017
My dear friend @AlanColmes has died When my Dad died, Alan Took me out to eat every night so I wouldn't b alone. He was kind & generous. RIP
— Leslie Marshall (@LeslieMarshall) February 23, 2017
@AlanColmes Remembering Alan. TU 4 over 16 yrs of special friendship. You were the kindest and most decent supportive friend. Miss you.. pic.twitter.com/J2oSf5WPbo
— Dream Creations (@creations_dream) February 24, 2017
Pray for the family of @FoxNews @AlanColmes who died today at 66. He interviewed me several times over the years—always a very kind man.
— Franklin Graham (@Franklin_Graham) February 23, 2017
A very funny, kind man who was game for anything,per below. Would've done a lot more with him but for @foxnews restrictions. RIP @AlanColmes pic.twitter.com/J6ZppIqBVY
— TriumphT.I.ComicDog (@TriumphICDHQ) February 24, 2017
OMG. Awful. I know many of you disagreed w him but I can tell you he was a really great guy. Join me in prayers up for him & his family 😥 https://t.co/Bd9eK5CEmF
— Tammy Bruce (@HeyTammyBruce) February 23, 2017
On tv w @alancolmes & radio. Over yrs saw him and he was always kind, funny & smart. I will miss him #RIPAlanColmes @seanhannity
— MarthaZoller (@MarthaZoller) February 24, 2017
Alan Colmes, R.I.P.
Good man, passionate, never mean-spirited pic.twitter.com/N5a3oljjWy
— Larry Elder (@larryelder) February 24, 2017
Sad to hear about Alan Colmes. He kept debate to the issues, never got personal. A class act. RIP.
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) February 24, 2017
Not only a brilliant broadcaster, @AlanColmes was a hilarious standup comic, & the last voice on the WNBC airwaves. He will be dearly missed pic.twitter.com/8OwAN95H28
— Rob Bartlett (@TheRobio) February 24, 2017
Lunch at Russ & Daughters -my friends @thechrisbarron and @AlanColmes– a cherished friend who will be missed. pic.twitter.com/wPN9t1OEFR
— Michael Pisapia (@mpisapia) February 24, 2017
I knew @AlanColmes professionally because he let me intern for him at college. We became friends because he was kind and generous and rare. pic.twitter.com/Drxk0osvcT
— Nick Hennen (@tweetbrk) February 25, 2017
RIP @AlanColmes a great and funny guy and liberal voice of reason. Always enjoyed his point of view. Condolences to his family & @FoxNews
— Jimmy Tingle (@JimmyTingle) February 25, 2017
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montanabuddha February 23rd, 2017 at 13:23
Thanks for everything Alan.
LindaSChicago February 23rd, 2017 at 14:19
I am heartbroken to hear this sad news. Alan always will be that brilliant commentator for the left and one of the world’s nicest guys. May his memory be a blessing.
crc3 February 23rd, 2017 at 14:34
BackAsswardzz February 23rd, 2017 at 14:36
Condolences from the other side of the isle. Much respect for the man. RIP, sir.
mistlesuede February 23rd, 2017 at 14:43
Thank you for this wonderful site with so many good, intelligent people who made my life better every day with their insight and humor. Your efforts have been greatly appreciated.
You will be missed. I’m glad I “knew” you.
My heartfelt condolences to your family and all of your many friends.
I’m deeply saddened today.
Alan Pavon February 23rd, 2017 at 14:51
While I didn’t agree with all his politics, I always listened to him because I enjoyed the way he debated and positioned his point of view. He was an incredibly bright man and I will miss hearing and seeing him on radio and TV. May he rest in peace.
shindigg February 23rd, 2017 at 15:00
R.I.P. Alan Colmes. Thanks for all your hard work and standing up for justice and against the powers that be for all these years! Really good and entertaining radio talk shows will never be the same!
Ren February 23rd, 2017 at 15:41
Though your views made me cringe most of the time you had a kindhearted spirit that shined Alan. Your final tweet was just hours ago so something seems to have happened suddenly. We’re all praying for your family. RIP
Barbara Moran February 23rd, 2017 at 16:31
It’s easy to express your values and beliefs when you are surrounded by people of like mind. Much harder to do with class, humor, and grace when you have to stand alone in the crowd. Alan epitomized how to do it.
Scott I February 23rd, 2017 at 17:13
Alan was a fierce pundit. I hardly agreed with him. But he had a spine of steel and never backed down. I will miss him greatly. I am deeply sadden and will pray for Alan and his family.
Tj Stella February 23rd, 2017 at 17:14
OMG. I never agreed with Alan. He would make me so mad. But I never would wish harm on him. I am so sorry for his family. Never knew he was ill. Wow. Just wow. 😢😢
Scot Bear February 23rd, 2017 at 17:20
Alan! You left us too soon! Thanks for hundreds, nay, THOUSANDS of hours of sharing your life with all of us on radio. Godspeed. Our thoughts are with you Jocelyn!
lolana February 23rd, 2017 at 17:22
I’m shocked and can’t stop crying. Not him?
Pharisee February 23rd, 2017 at 19:02
I feel a stinging shock. Alan was a special person. When I lived in Carolina I spoke with him once. I called in to his talk show and told him how great The Contract With America was. circa 1993, not sure. He called me a “Lollygagger” which has always made me laugh whenever I remember it. Rest in Peace, Alan! You will not be forgotten.
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granpa.usthai February 23rd, 2017 at 23:05
have been meditating since I first hear this morning.
only once every 2,000 years or so does a spirit like that of Alan bless our planet. ALL of us have been truly blessed to have actually lived at such a time. The work he has achieved will last for all times and in about 50 more generations, his spirit will again be a blessing to this planet.
Thank you so very much to his wife and family for sharing him with us.
RussMason February 25th, 2017 at 10:49
Jeeper Creeper February 24th, 2017 at 01:45
Alan you will be missed. I listened to you for years and you now leave a huge gap in the world. R.I.P !
Larry Schmitt February 24th, 2017 at 08:43
Here’s the Washington Post obituary. https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/alan-colmes-co-host-of-hannity-and-colmes-and-liberal-in-lions-den-of-fox-news-dies-at-66/2017/02/23/e95ddfae-f9d9-11e6-be05-1a3817ac21a5_story.html?utm_term=.4d92befa36e3#comments
RussMason February 25th, 2017 at 10:47
I knew Alan for 43 years. Knew his parents too and visited the family home in Lynbrook, LI, many times. We were partners in comedy (with John Roarke) and did many shows together. He was maybe the nicest friend I ever had. I used to call him the most Christian Jew I ever met, and he would growl, “Yeahhhhh.” He liked brisket sandwiches and iced coffee and we shared countless meals together in Boston and New York. Few losses have touched me as deeply as Alan’s passing. I still remember his phone number. One thing about Alan was that he was pretty much egoless. He was always humble, sincere and down to earth. Not a speck of grandiosity, even though he made a lot of money and had lots of admirers. He was always goofy and endearing. I miss my friend.
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EarlofGroan April 22nd, 2017 at 19:10
As someone who didn’t listen to him much (being north of the border), what strikes me are the folks here who, simultaneously, I) say that they disagreed most heartedly with Alans politics or views, and II) say they admired him and are sad at his passing.
Graciousness vs an adversary is admirable, and I wish we could see more of that sentiment.
I bet Alan would too…