Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2021-01-14 16:21:28 –
Posted by: KDKA-TV News Staff
Pittsburgh (KDKA) —According to Fred Rogers Productions and the McFeely Rogers Foundation, Joan Rogers, the widow of Pittsburgh’s icon Fred Rogers, has died. She was 92 years old.
# Breaking news: Fred Rogers Productions and McFeely-Rogers Foundation have confirmed to KDKA that Fred Rogers’ wife, Joanne Rogers, has died.
— Shelby Cassesse (@ShelbyCassesse) January 14, 2021
The couple had been married for 50 years before Fred Rogers, famous for Mr. Rogers Neighborhood, died of stomach cancer in 2003 at the age of 74.
The city of Pittsburgh calls Mrs. Rogers one of our “favorite neighbors.”
one of # PittsburghFavorite neighbor.
— City of Pittsburgh (@Pittsburgh) January 14, 2021
Fred Rogers Productions has issued this statement about Mrs. Rogers’ passing:
“Fred Rogers Productions is deeply saddened by the death of Joan Rogers. A loving partner of Fred Rogers, she continues to support her children and family after her death as chairman of the board of directors of Fred Rogers Productions. We have continued our common commitment to do. Joan was a talented and skilled musician, a great advocate of art, and a dear friend to everyone in our organization. Joan’s family and her We would like to express our deepest condolences to the thousands of people who had the privilege of knowing and loving. “
After his death, Mrs. Rogers inherited his legacy of promoting kindness and understanding and making this a better world for children.
(2/2) Joan was an excellent and skilled musician, a great advocate of art, and a dear friend to everyone in our organization. We would like to extend our deepest condolences to Joan’s family and the thousands of people who had the privilege of knowing and loving her. pic.twitter.com/aPx9mGwhzc
— Fred Rogers Productions (@FredRogersPro) January 14, 2021
In 2019, she won the George Romero Legacy Award at Steeltown Entertainment’s 2019 Elly Awards.
Steeltown said Joan helped young filmmakers learn about film and the media while preserving her husband’s legacy.
She is also a very prominent person these days.
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, starring Tom Hanks as her husband, was released in 2019.
In the movie, she said. I think Tom is almost a genius. I want to give credit — Tom Hanks has a lot of good news and he deserves it. “
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