Tony Snow, former White House press secretary and conservative political commentator, died in Washington, DC, this morning of colon cancer at the age of 53.
President Bush gave a statement from Camp David where he's spending the weekend saying, "America has lost a devoted public servant and a man of character. 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."
Snow's served as press secretary for 17 months, until his last briefing on September 12, 2007, shortly after being diagnosed with cancer. Bush said his family's thoughts and prayers are with Snow's wife and their three children.