Willard Scott, legendary weatherman and member of the TODAY Show team has died at the age of 87-year-old. His cause of death was not revealed by Al Roker, who broke the new of his passing.
Roker posted on Instagram to reveal that his longtime friend and colleague Willard Scott passed away. He passed peacefully, surrounded by loved ones, including his wife, Paris.
“We lost a beloved member of our @todayshow family this morning. Willard Scott passed peacefully at the age of 87 surrounded by family, including his daughters Sally and Mary and his lovely wife, Paris. He was truly my second dad and am where I am today because of his generous spirit. Willard was a man of his times, the ultimate broadcaster. There will never be anyone quite like him.”
Scott entertained millions during his time on The TODAY Show, NBC’s morning news program. He also hosted several parades for the network and took part in holiday specials. Scott worked in television for decades and left a lasing impression on so many. He was also known for wishing viewers a happy birthday (if they were over 100). He worked at NBC for 65 years, and retired a legend. RIP.
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