Willard Scott, the longtime weatherman for “The Today Show” has died.
He was 87.
Willard Herman Scott Jr. was an American weather presenter, radio and TV personality, actor, narrator, clown, comedian, and author, best known for his TV work on the Today show as weather reporter and as the creator and original portrayer of Ronald McDonald.
Current “Today” weatherman Al Roker shared the sad news on Saturday on his Twitter account.
Scott spent 65 years with NBC and was with “Today” for the last 35 years.
According to “Today,” Scott is survived by his wife, Paris Keena, who he married in 2014.
We lost Willard Scott passed peacefully at 87 surrounded by family, including his daughters Sally and Mary and his lovely wife, Paris. He was truly my second dad and am where I am today because of his generous spirit. Willard was truly a broadcast #icon pic.twitter.com/uqKX3jcc8P
— Al Roker (@alroker) September 4, 2021