Pulitzer Winner Charles Krauthammer Married his Wife 42 Years Ago: Family Life Plus Children
Quick Fact Check
- Date of Birth 1950-03-13
- Age 69 Years 4 Month(s)
- Nationality American
- Profession Political Columnist
- Birth Name Irving Charles Krauthammer
- Zodiac Sign Pisces
- Religion Christianity
- Ethnicity/Race Canadian-American
- Father Thea Krauthammer
- Mother Thea Krauthammer
- Brother/s Marcel Krauthammer
- Son/s Daniel Krauthammer
- Relationship Status Married
- Wife/Spouse Robyn Krauthammer
- Divorce/Split Not Yet
- Wedding Date 1974
- Gay No
- Dating/Affair No
- Net Worth $12 Million (Estimated)
- Career 1978–2018
- High School Harvard Medical School
- College Harvard University, Oxford University
- Height/ How Tall? N\A
- Hair Short
- Hair Color Black
- Eye Color Black
If it's the talk about talents, it certainly would be tough to find the replacement for Pulitzer Winner Charles Krauthammer. He was a talented political commentator, syndicated columnist, author, and physician, who had written success in every field he stepped.
And with no doubt, Krauthammer's fortune ran to his personal life too. He had a blissful married life, which crossed the mark of four decades and had a son, who is still following in his father's footsteps.
However, he announced that there was going to be an end to his success. By writing an article in 2018, he revealed that he was soon be bidding goodbye to all due to his ferocious cancer.
And within weeks from the announcement, the veteran conservative intellect succumbed to his ailment.
Let's relive the journey of Charles Krauthammer in one go!
Dies At Age 68
On 8th June 2018, Charles revealed that he was weeks away from meeting his maker after the return of cancer. And little less than two weeks later, on 21st June 2018, he tragically passed away. At the time, he was 68 years old.
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The Washington Post, his employer for the last three decade, was the first media outlet to break the devastating news. The publication spoke to Charles' son Daniel, who cited cancer of the small intestine as the cause.
No sooner had the news hit the internet, fans and compatriots alike send out their condolences. Marty Baron, The Post's executive editor, became one of the first people to pay their respect.
Marty Baron professes sadness over Charles Krauthammer's death in June 2018 (Photo:- Marty Baron's Twitter)
Special Report's Bret Baier also threw in a "R.I.P.," before joking about Charles "owning the panel discussion in heaven as well."
Final Stages Of Cancer; Just Weeks Left To Live
Health had never been Charles' side as he got glued to a wheelchair since his 20's and now, abdomen cancer is viral all over him.
He had to take a leave from both of his jobs, columnist with The Washington Post and a longtime commentator on Fox News after doctors found a cancerous tumor in his abdomen.
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The conservative columnist successfully fought cancer until it returned - in a more deadly form. Writing a short note on The Washington Post website, he announced to all that he only has weeks to live. He stated:-
"I leave this life with no regrets... "
At the time, Charles Krauthammer was in the final stages of cancer.
Diving Accident Keeps In WheelChair; Married For More Than Four Decades
If Krauthammer's marriage makes it to the pages, it sure makes a beautiful story in itself.
By 22 years of age, Krauthammer was already stuck in his wheelchair due to his diving accident, occurred during his first year of medical school. He was diving into an outdoor pool at the Children's Inn, Boston when he broke his neck.
And despite all, Robyn turned into Krauthammer's wife by walking down the aisle in 1974, after they first met in Oxford University and the wheelchair condition could not deter a bit to their marital bond.
Recalling how Krauthammer first met his Australian wife, he talked to C-Span stating he was attending Balliol College at Oxford when he met his future wife. He remarked,
“…it had a graduate dormitory, which in 1970, when I was there, was the only one in town that was coed, that was its highest distinction. And that’s where I met my wife who was a student at St. Anne’s,”
From university students to power-couple, Krauthammer's married life ran for more than four decades until his passing. The late famed columnist remained married to his wife, an artist by profession, for 44 years.
Late Charles Krauthammer’s wife Robyn Krauthammer is a lawyer and the chief executive officer of Pro Musica Hebraica (Photo: promusicahebraica.com)
Robyn is a chief executive officer of Pro Musica Hebraica whereas her husband Charles was the chairman of the board. Her passion for Jewish music led her to form an organization which presents Jewish classical music.
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Aside from their love for multi-professions, the couple shares a son, Daniel in the family.
A pic of Daniel Krauthammer smiling (Photo: pbs.twimg.com)
Like that of his father, Daniel is also an educated person, with the degrees from Stanford University Graduate School of Business; in Financial Economics from Oxford University; and in Social Studies from Harvard University.
As per his LinkedIn profile, he stands himself as an independent writer and producer, who is seriously talented as per Krauthammer.
In an interview with hughhewitt.com, Charles had said that his son has a brilliant mind that he mentioned as "sharper than mine."
Charles Krauthammer's Biography
Krauthammer was the author of the number one bestselling book, Things That Matter. His weekly column was a must-read which is syndicated to more than 400 newspapers worldwide. He studied medicine at Harvard and graduated in the year 1975.
He then served as a chief resident in psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital from 1975 to 1978. He joined The New Republic as both editor and writer in January 1981. In 1983, he started to write essays for January 1981.
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From the year 1985, he began writing for The Washington Post and eventually won Pulitzer Prize for commentary in the year 1987. Before his death, he served as a contributor for FOX News Channel. He was also a nightly panelist on Fox News's Special Report with Bret Baier.
Charles loved chess as one of his other passions. He even hosted a speed chess group every Monday night at his house. He also had an interest in baseball and sculptures.