Former White House press secretary Tony Snow -- who once told reporters "I'm a very lucky guy" -- has died at the age of 53 after a second battle with cancer.
Snow, who had been undergoing chemotherapy treatments for a recurrence of the disease, left his White House job September 14, 2007, and joined CNN in April as a conservative commentator.
In parting comments to reporters at his final White House news conference, he said, "I feel great."
He also called the job "the most fun I've ever had."
Snow said he was leaving the White House position to make more money. His White House salary was $168,000.
Tony Snow was their most effective communicator. RIP, Mr. Snow.