“Willard Scott never seemed to have much trouble getting work. He narrated shows at Carnegie Hall, he spent a decade hosting the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and he appeared in countless commercials — all after he found success as the lovable, oddball weather guy on NBC’s Today show. Scott died Saturday at 87.
“Al Roker, who announced the death of his former NBC colleague on Instagram, said Scott was surrounded by family when he “passed peacefully.”
“”We lost a beloved member of our @todayshow family this morning,” 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.””
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