One of the most prolific producers and executives at Fox News passed away this week in news that shocked the Fox community and the nation.

Alan Komissaroff, the Fox News Senior Vice President of News and Politics, died suddenly at the age of 47 after his heart suddenly failed.

On Komissaroff’s GoFundMe, his friend,  Eileen Orihuela, describes the incident that led to his passing.

“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.”

Komissaroff left behind his wife, Rachel and two children, Ben and Olivia.

He was with Fox from its early stages in the 90’s when it was called 21st Century Fox Corp.

He worked his way up from being a writer to being the Senior Vice President of News and Politics, where he oversaw some of Fox News’ most high-profile stories and its election night coverage.

FOX News Reports

“Fox News Senior Vice President of News & Politics Alan Komissaroff died on Friday after suffering a heart attack at his home earlier this month. He was 47 years old.

“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.

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