Dana Perino delivers sad news that brother of FNC’s ‘The Five’ co-host Andrea Tantaros has passed [video]

There were many condolences on Twitter after Dana Perino announced on “The Five” Wednesday that the brother of co-host Andrea Tantaros had passed away. Perino said Daniel Tantaros was 31 years old.

Here’s video of her delivering the sad news:

We at Twitchy join so many others in offering condolences to the Tantaros family.

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets and information.

  • JeffWRidge

    I’m so sorry for the Tantaros family. Nothing hurts as much as having someone you love die. May he rest in peace and the family find some solace.

  • umad80

    I lost my brother almost 10 years ago (will be exactly 10 years on December 3rd). It’s just one of the hardest things to go through. Sometimes I’m still in disbelief that he’s gone; that one day I’ll wake up and this will be a horrible nightmare. Unfortunately that isn’t the case. Any way, I got off track… just wanted to say it hurts a lot to lose a sibling. There is just a special bond. I give my condolences and hope they find peace in this tragic time.

    • freeinaz

      I agree with you. Lost two of my brothers, who were both in their 30’s, years ago and still think of them both daily. Condolences to the Tantaros’ family.

  • sybilll

    Andrea’s devotion to her brother was unwavering. This saddens me greatly. Prayers abound for Andrea and her family. ~sigh

  • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz

    Pray for him!

    • sharinite

      No need…he’s in heaven! R.I.P.

      • Morneau_for_4

        Pray for the living who are left to grieve.

  • lee martell

    I can’t turn on the video. What did he die of, or did anyone say?

    • GaryTheBrave

      From what Perino said on air is that he suffered from autism. I don’t know if autistic people have shorter life spans. I feel sorry for the Tantaros family.

      • lee martell

        I’ve been a caregiver for over 20 years, and my observations are these; Some autistic do have shorter life spans than non-autistic people. They live longer now than say, 50 years ago, but many autistic do tend to age faster physically and mentally than we do. Many also have secondary diagnosis such as multiple sclerosis, underdeveloped and overworked hearts, dystrophy, or severe rheumatism at 45.

        • Guest

          As a person born with special needs (Spina Bifida) , thank you for doing what you do.

        • TexasMom2012

          I believe that most with autism live average lifespans but some have a secondary issue that may shorten their lives. My eldest has autism but is otherwise completely healthy. Of course he is very high functioning and a junior in college. Other than his social awkwardness and his sometimes quite different behavior he has no other problems. With a little help from me organizing his life he has been able to stay in college and plans to graduate in a couple of years with a degree tailor made for a person with autism.
          All that aside, I am so sorry for Andrea’s loss. I can’t imagine loosing someone so close. May God’s healing hand be with her.

  • Vik

    My condolences to her family. An experience no one should have to go through.

  • NeoKong

    That sucks.
    A funeral for a sibling is a very long sad day.

  • Madcat151

    sad news. Rip man.

  • Junie3

    Sorry to hear her brother died, but I know that Yeshua restores people with disabilities like he had and welcomes them into the kingdom when it comes.

  • Zorro

    Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord,
    And let Perpetual Light shine upon him.
    May his Soul
    And the Souls of all the faithful departed
    Through the Mercy of God
    Rest in Peace.

  • WisconsinPatriot

    I’m shocked that this brand of spam is still going on…
    therese757 is a spammer and should be gossipped about mercilessly.

    • MyrmidoNOT

      Think your hive escaped. Nuc anyone? 😉

      • WisconsinPatriot

        I don’t see anything……..got this buzzing in my ears though…..:)

        • MyrmidoNOT

          Not enough around, to buzz much.
          They seem to be resting, comfortably. As are you. 😉

          (My father was a commercial honey producer,
          and I grew up around Starlines and Italians…)

          Qualified…but made more money in ‘puters… 😉

          • WisconsinPatriot

            I just LOVE bees. I make more money in landscaping and produce. Nothing is more fun than to see a dozen honeybees rolling around in a flower (the same flower) really early in the morning when no other flowers are getting any action at all. I will eat when all around me starve…….and I will be OK with that.

          • MyrmidoNOT

            …and we can pollinate those crops!
            Synergy! (And honey is the perfect food…)

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    (((( BIG HUGS)))) Andrea, and Condolences to your family, on the loss of Daniel.
    “Too soon, too soon…..He died to soon…” #Groucho #RoomService #Sympathies Jawamax 8<{D}

  • Clete Torres

    Deepest, sincere sympathies to Andrea Tantaros and her family.

    Nobody should feel the pain of outliving either their younger sibling, or their child.

    • Joe W.

      Amen, Clete…Amen….

      • Mr_Wrestling_XIII

        WOW! You showed some class this time, Joe W.

        • Joe W.

          I always have empathy, sympathy and reverence for conservative,American Patriots and their families, douche Nozzle. As for you and your vermin maggot liberal pals??? Nothing but contempt, dude, and I wouldn’t waste my time on any of you.

          • Mr_Wrestling_XIII

            There you go again. Calling me a “liberal”.

            “I wouldn’t waste my time on any of you.”

            You just did…

          • Joe W.

            You are certainly more liberal than I, and you are clearly a loon who wastes his time on “rastlin'”…. and by wasting my time, my intention was to advise you that I would not waste my time sympathizing with, empathizing with or giving two turds or a pint of piss about you should a similar event befall you. I don’t like you, in other words. Am I clear?? If not…tough.

          • Mr_Wrestling_XIII

            “I don’t like you, in other words. Am I clear?? If not…tough.”

            Now, I’m really going to lose sleep over that…

          • Joe W.

            I don’t really care about you ability to sleep, Sonny. I was simply responding to your response to my post. Pretty much what we do on these forums, you know?? You were, after all, the one who chose to engage with me, were you not?

          • Mr_Wrestling_XIII

            Thank you for gracing us with your presence, Joe!

          • Joe W.

            Do you always speak for the other posters in the group, Scooter? Pretty pompous of you, wouldn’t you say? And who said anything about “gracing” you with MY presence?? You simply cannot stand it when someone does not fawn all over your vastly superior wit, wisdom and knowledge of the arts and entertainments, as well as what political issues are important for the rest of us. That is called being a pompous blowhard, sonny, and it describes you to a tee. I’ll thank YOU for simply leaving me alone. As I said, I do not like you and I would prefer it if you would simply ignore me when I post. You won’t do that, of course. wannabe conservatives and Liberals rarely do.

    • Marjorie

      I have not yet lost a sibling but have lost a child. The hole in your heart becomes smaller but it never goes away. Prayers and condolences to Andrea and family.

  • Lindakl

    Always liked Andrea, now I love her. So sorry for your loss.

  • ozconservative

    Andrea is probably my favorite host on “The Five”. Sad to hear of her loss :-(

  • Patriot068

    Sorry for Andrea and her family! Nothing hurts more and it will never be the same. Remember the happy times and remember hes in a better place although you wish he was here instead! He will always be in your hearts and never forget just look in upon yourselves to see him and remember him as he was. Keep your chin up and will see you when your back on the air! I watch “The 5” daily! Only nows channel that YELLS THE TRUTH ! Keep your head up Andrea and sorry for your loss God Be With you and you family at this time!

  • NanNJ

    Blessings to the Tantaros family. God holds a special place for special people. Daniel is with the Lord.

  • Renee Ellen Dale

    Prayers to all but at 31 what did he die from?I have a 12 year old with autism and it isnt a terminal illness.

  • TitzyFritzensimmons

    Andrea, I’m so sorry. May the Peace of the Lord that surpasses all understanding be with you and your family.