Saturday, March 13, 2010

R.I.P., Theodore Olbermann

Keith Olbermann lost his father today:
My father died, in the city of his birth, New York, at 3:50 EST this afternoon.
My Dad was predeceased last year by my mother, Marie, his wife of nearly 60 years. He died peacefully after a long fight against the complications that ensued after successful colon surgery last September at the New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center. My sister Jenna and I were at his side, and I was reading him his favorite James Thurber short stories, as he left us.
He was my inspiration, and will always remain so. His bravery these last six months cannot be measured. He is as much my hero now, as he was when I was five years old.
We send our prayers, sympathy, and goodwill to Keith and his family.

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