Alan Komissaroff Obituary – Cause of Death: Fox News Executive Alan Komissaroff Dies Suddenly at 47.
Longtime Fox News executive Alan Komissaroff died unexpectedly at the age of 47, on Friday, January 20th, after suffering a heart attack at his home earlier in the month.
Alan will be remembered as a wonderful father and devoted husband. He leaves behind his wife, Rachael, and his children, Ben and Olivia.
Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott and President Jay Wallace announced Komissaroff’s death via a memo to colleagues on Friday.
This is an extremely difficult day for all of us who worked closely with Alan, and we are completely heartbroken. 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. He would joke that he was a guy from “real Brooklyn” and rose through the ranks to become a writer, producer, showrunner and eventually Senior Vice President of News & Politics, overseeing all political coverage. His sharp sense of humor and quick wit throughout his incredible career also led to the many lifelong friendships he made here.
According to reports, Alan was exercising at home on Sunday, January 8th, when he 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,” his family said.