Longtime political pundit and columnist Charles Krauthammer announced that he has only a few weeks left to live in a letter published by The Washington Post. Krauthammer said that after a “cancerous tumor” was removed from his abdomen last year, a “cascade of secondary complications” followed, causing his recovery to be extremely slow. “I was steadily, if slowly, overcoming each obstacle along the way and gradually making my way back to health,” he wrote. But recent tests showed that his cancer had aggressively returned and spread. “My doctors tell me their best estimate is that I have only a few weeks left to live,” Krauthammer wrote. “This is the final verdict. My fight is over.” He also thanked his viewers and readers, saying he was “grateful to have played a small role in the conversations that have helped guide this extraordinary nation’s destiny.” “I am sad to leave, but I leave with the knowledge that I lived the life that I intended,” he said.