It is with heavy hearts that we inform you of the death of legendary Republican television anchor John McLaughlin at 89.
McLaughlin hosted the famous PBS program The McLaughlin Group since 1982.
From TV Line:
The political commentator’s passing comes just days after he missed his first hosting of his eponymous syndicated public affairs program in more than 34 years.
“I am under the weather,” McLaughlin explained in a note that prefaced this past weekend’s telecast. His distinct, once-bellowing voice, heard in pre-taped intros, was “weaker than usual,” McLaughlin acknowledged. “Yet my spirit is strong and my dedication to the show remains absolute!”
McLaughlin had moderated the weekly round-table discussion of political issues since Day 1, but had actively participated in the conversation less frequently in recent months, sometimes merely introducing the next issue.
Our thoughts and prayers are with McLaughlin’s entire family during this tragic time!