Friday, May 24, 2024

Beloved Today Show Weatherman Willard Scott Passes Away at 87, Turned Being 100 Into a Celebration


Al Roker reports on Twitter that Willard Scott has died at age 87. The beloved Today show weatherman turned being 100 into a national celebration. Tributes are coming. I spent some time with Willard and his wife, Paris, and they were just wonderful. Condolences.

Here’s the NY Times obit.

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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