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Young Fox News Exec Dies of Heart Attack

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A longtime Fox News Channel executive “unexpectedly died” Friday at 47 years old, according to multiple reports.

Fox News Senior Vice President of News & Politics Alan Komissaroff, who joined the network in 1996 at its launch, suffered a heart attack at his home nearly two weeks ago, a family friend reports.

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“On Sunday, January 8th, Alan was exercising at home, when he came upstairs and told Rachael he wasn’t feeling well. She called 911, and his heart stopped while paramedics were taking him to the hospital. He slipped into a coma, and never regained consciousness,” Eileen Orihuela, who organized a GoFundMe for the family, wrote.

“This is an extremely difficult day for all of us who worked closely with Alan, and we are completely heartbroken,” FOX News Media CEO Suzanne Scott and FOX News Media President Jay Wallace wrote in a memo to colleagues

“Alan was a leader and mentor throughout FOX News Media who was integral to our daily news operations and played an indispensable role in every election cycle. The recent midterm election coverage was easily one of the finest nights of special coverage he produced throughout his career. And he was the ultimate producer: breaking news, politics, special events — there was no steadier or more trusted colleague to be with in the control room during the most consequential events of our time, and his incisiveness and passion for news made our work better,” Scott and Wallace wrote. 

Komissaroff started working at Fox out of college and rose to eventually oversee all political coverage.

He is survived by his wife Rachael and his two children Ben, 17, and Olivia, 13.

A GoFundMe was launched for “his children’s future.”

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