Willard Scott was a television personality, radio host, and author who was known for his humorous and exuberant personality.

He served as the weatherman on “The Today Show” from 1980 to 1996 and was the first person to introduce the concept of celebrating a centenarian’s 100th birthday.

Born in Alexandria, Virginia, Scott started his broadcasting career in the 1950s as a page for the NBC network.

His early television appearances included a variety of roles, including a narrator role.

Willard Scott died peacefully on Saturday, surrounded by his family and close friends.

Despite his age, he made a tremendous impact on the TV industry, building a 65-year career through his own efforts.

Officials did not release any further details, and the cause of death remains undetermined.

A coroner is currently investigating the cause of death, but more information is pending.

Willard Scott’s wife, Paris Scott, told reporters that her husband’s passing was the result of a prolonged illness and was not related to the COVID-19 virus.

Willard Scott spent 65 years as a weatherman on “TODAY” and was married to actress Paris Keena.

The couple met while working for the NBC Washington affiliate in 1977.

Prior to this marriage, Willard Scott had been married to Mary Dwyer for five decades.

She died in 2002, and their children survived him.

The cause of death of Willard Herman is unknown.

The family of Willard Scott has released a statement describing the circumstances of his death.

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