Longtime Fox News Correspondent Wendell Goler Dead At 70

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Longtime former Fox News senior White House and foreign affairs correspondent Wendell Goler died earlier in the week at age 70, according to the network.

Goler began his long career at Fox News Channel in 1996 and covered five different presidents over the course of 28 years as a White House correspondent, Fox News reported. He reported on various breaking news stories, including conflicts in Syria and former President Bill Clinton’s impeachment.

“Wendell was a gifted correspondent, a wonderful colleague and a FOX News original whose reporting was respected on both sides of the aisle,” Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott said in a statement. “We extend our deepest condolences to his wife Marge and his entire family.”

The former correspondent died of kidney failure, Fox News analyst Brit Hume tweeted. (RELATED: Bob Massi Of Fox News Dies At 67)

“He took his job seriously and did it very well,” Fox News anchor Bret Baier said, according to the network. “I can remember his hourly live shots on the White House lawn in the busiest news times. And when I anchored with him there,  I would ask before air, ‘Do you have a question for me to ask you?’ He would give me one but then add, ‘Don’t start playing ‘Stump the Chump.'”

Fox News anchor Ed Henry referred to Goler as “a professional at his craft on camera and a true gentleman off camera.”

“It’s been a hell of a ride,” Goler said on his last day working for the network. “I think I’m a dinosaur here … I saw a golden age of broadcasting and kind of lived through it.”

Goler retired in 2014.