Alan Colmes with the Fox News Channel has died, leaving behind his wife, Jocelyn Crowley, who issued the following statement to FNC:

Alan Colmes passed away this morning after a brief illness. He was 66-years-old. He leaves his adoring and devoted wife, Jocelyn Elise Crowley. He was a great guy, brilliant, hysterical, and moral. He was fiercely loyal, and the only thing he loved more than his work was his life with Jocelyn. He will be missed. The family has asked for privacy during this very difficult time.

Colmes was 66 years old.

WATCH the announcement and moving tribute below: