Pete Wilson's family thanks community for support
KGO's Pete Wilson
Photo courtesy KGO-Newstalk
By Laura Dudnick
July 22, 2007
The family of beloved veteran Bay Area news anchor Pete Wilson,
who passed away from a heart attack on Friday, says they appreciate
the support from fans, friends, and colleagues of Wilson.
"We are overwhelmed, embraced and grateful for the expressions
of sympathy and support we are experiencing. In a time of grief
for our family we find comfort in knowing that Pete's larger family
of friends, colleagues, viewers and listeners share this with
us," Wilson's immediate family said in a statement.
Wilson, 62, died Friday night of a massive heart attack suffered
during hip replacement surgery at Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto.
Wilson co-anchored the 6 p.m. weekday KGO-TV, ABC7 newscast since
2002 and hosted a daily afternoon talk show for KGO-AM 810 NewsTalk
since 2000. Prior to that, Wilson anchored newscasts for KRON-4
in San Francisco beginning in 1990 and KXTL-TV in Sacramento.
Wilson is survived by his wife, Sandra, and his son, Brendan.
He lived in Marin County.
A private memorial for Wilson is being held today for close family
and friends. A public service is expected, but the date and location
have not yet been determined.
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