Fred Rogers’ Wife Joanne Rogers Dead at 92
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Fred Rogers‘ widow, Joanne Rogers, has passed absent at the age of 92.
On Thursday, Jan. 14, Fred Rogers Productions unveiled a assertion asserting Joanne’s demise.
“The loving partner of Fred Rogers for far more than 50 several years, she continued their shared dedication to supporting young children and families soon after his death as chair of the board of Fred Rogers Productions,” it go through. “Joanne was a amazing and attained musician, a fantastic advocate for the arts, and a expensive mate to everybody in our firm.”
The assertion concluded, “We lengthen our heartfelt condolences to Joanne’s loved ones and the 1000’s of individuals who had the privilege of knowing and loving her.”
Even though Joanne is far more commonly acknowledged as the wife of Mister Rogers, she was a famous figure in her possess appropriate, releasing two classical piano audio albums. In November 2019, her and Fred’s son Jim told The New York Occasions, “She was usually able to be Joanne Rogers as opposed to Mrs. Fred Rogers… She has often been her very own particular person.”