One of the well-known faces on Television, Jerry Taft, dies at the age of 77. He was popular because of ABC 7, where he worked as a meteorologist for more than 30 years. People of Chicago are in shock after the death of their local weatherman. However, the reason for his death has not been revealed yet. But according to the sources, he died peacefully alongside his family members on Thursday.
Many people are remembering him by posting his old photos on social media platforms. Even his colleague, Mike Caplan, who has been working with Jerry from the last 20 years, is still in shock after hearing the news of Jerry’s death. Mike said that his giggles and laughs will be missed by people and fellow reporters.
Taft offered in the U.S. Air Force as a pilot. In a 1996 TV special, he disclosed in a statement that he was assigned at Randolph Air Force Base near San Antonio, Texas, He retired in January 2018. And after his retirement, he started enjoying his life even more.
Recently, in the winters, he was in Florida where he tried cooking and even worked as an Uber driver. Nobody knows the exact reason behind his death. We hope to hear about it from the family soon. Some of Taft’s ABC7 associates like Diane Pathieu and Tracy Butler recompensed tribute to Jerry Taft on Twitter.