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Legendary Today Show weatherman Willard Scott dies at 87

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Legendary Today Show weatherman Willard Scott dies at 87

Willard Scott, the legendary weatherman who was a mainstay on NBC’s Today Show in the 1980s, has died. He was 87.

Scott’s close friend and protégé Al Roker confirmed his death on Saturday, writing in an Instagram post: ‘We lost a beloved member of our [Today Show] 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,’ Roker wrote.

‘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,’ added Roker.

Al Roker confirmed Willard Scott's death on Saturday, paying tribute to his 'second dad'. The two NBC weathermen are seen together above

Al Roker confirmed Willard Scott's death on Saturday, paying tribute to his 'second dad'. The two NBC weathermen are seen together above

Al Roker confirmed Willard Scott’s death on Saturday, paying tribute to his ‘second dad’. The two NBC weathermen are seen together above

Scott spent 16 years as the top weatherman on Today, before partially retiring in 1996, when Roker took over.

He had a lengthy career in broadcasting, and famously created the iconic McDonald’s mascot Ronald McDonald. 

Scott was also the first to portray the fast-food clown in a television commercial. 

Developing story, more to follow. 

Source: Daily Mail

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