(CBrief) – A senior Fox News producer who spent years with the network died suddenly from a heart attack at his home on Friday, according to an announcement Friday.

Anchor Bret Baier announced during his late afternoon show that Senior Vice President of News & Politics Alan Komissaroff died at the age of 47. Baier said Komissaroff had been with Fox News since 1996, before its official launch.

“Tonight the @FoxNews family remembers our beloved colleague Alan Komissaroff, Senior Vice President of News & Politics. Alan, we will miss you dearly and our thoughts are with your family,” Baier tweeted along with a video clip of him breaking the news on his program.

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He leaves behind his wife Rachael, and his children Ben, 17, and Olivia, 13.

“This is an extremely difficult day for all of us who worked closely with Alan, and we are completely heartbroken,” said CEO Suzanne Scott.

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