Award-winning journalist and trailblazing political commentator Cokie Roberts dies at 75

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Cokie Roberts dies at 75

Veteran journalist and political commentator Cokie Roberts died Tuesday at age 75, according to ABC News.

"Our dear friend and colleague Cokie Roberts passed away this morning in Washington, surrounded by her family and closest friends," ABC News President James Goldston said in a statement.

"She will be dearly missed. Cokie’s kindness, generosity, sharp intellect and thoughtful take on the big issues of the day made ABC a better place and all of us better journalists," Goldston said.

Roberts died of complications from breast cancer, according to a statement from her family.

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