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Brenda Buttner, Fox News anchor dead at 55

By
Wade Sheridan

Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Brenda Buttner, the host of Fox News program Bulls and Bears, has died at the age of 55.

Confirmed by the network Monday, Buttner died after a battle with cancer. She is survived by her two daughters.

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Buttner's colleague Neil Cavuto paid tribute to the anchor on his show Your World, noting "She took stock of life much more than any stock in life. It's what separated her from everyone else in this business. Not just dollars, you see, Brenda had depth."

"Let it be known that Brenda Buttner made us want to watch a business show with heart. Her heart, her spirit. She democratized dollars and just made sense," he continued. "Business journalism is never going to be the same. I just don't know, now that she's gone, whether we'll ever be. Brenda Buttner, gone way too soon at 55."

Buttner first joined Fox News in 2000 after hosting CNBC's The Money Club and serving as the station's Washington correspondent.

A number of other Fox News anchors, including The Five co-host Eric Bolling, commented on Buttner's passing on Twitter and shared their condolences.

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"Sad news to report... our colleague and my friend Brenda Buttner passed today. She fought cancer heroically. RIP Brenda. We will miss you," Bolling wrote.

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