Bob Beckel, a longtime Democratic agent who appeared on Fox News as the host of “The Five,” has died. He was 73 years old.
FNC star Sean Hannity announced Beckel’s death during his nightly primetime show on Monday.
“We missed him already,” Hannity said of his former FNC colleague, whom he calls “dear friend.”
Beckel was the campaign manager of candidate Walter Mondale’s ill-fated 1984 presidential campaign.
He also served in the State Department during the Carter administration.
“What people might not know is that he and I get along really well,” Hannity said at Beckel’s tribute on Monday.
“He had the keys to my house, he was always filled with joy, happiness, light, sunshine. He loves God and Jesus and we miss him too. ”
“God bless you, Speed, Bob Beckel.”
Another famous FNC star, Laura Ingraham, remembered Beckel as an “old-time libertarian” who “you can always laugh at”.
“It’s really sad news,” Ingraham told Hannity as she kicked off her show Monday night.
“I also like him a lot. I’m just in shock, I’m just learning this from you. ”
After a stint in politics, in 2000, Beckel was hired by Fox News to comment on the news of the day.
In 2015, he left the network to join rival CNN before returning to host “The Five”.
Beckel also appeared on NBC Nightly News, CBS This Morning and Nightline.
In 2007, he co-authored a book called “The Common Thing: How to Stop the Partisan Wars That Are Destroying America.”
Co-author, Cal Thomas, paid tribute to Beckel on Monday, calling him “my spiritual friend and brother.”
https://nypost.com/2022/02/22/bob-beckel-ex-co-host-of-fox-news-the-five-dead-at-73/ Bob Beckel, former co-host of Fox News ”The Five”, dies aged 73