You couldn't live in Chicago and not have heard his name. The longtime, versatile tv legend we all came to know and love has passed away at the age of 83. His wife said he collapsed yesterday afternoon, was taken to the hospital, and did not recover. For those of us who had the opportunity to meet him over the years, let me just say he was as kind and as much of a gentleman as he appeared on tv. This was his farewell on NBC 5 here in Chicago 9 years ago. Sending so much love and many prayers to his family and loved ones.
CLICK HERE to read the FULL statement from NBC 5 Chicago.