'GMA' anchor Robin Roberts faces a devastating loss in her family 'Our hearts are heavy'

Pedro Marrero
Apr 13, 2018
08:08 P.M.
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Robin Roberts dedicated a heartfelt Instagram post to the memory of one of her dearest relatives, and her fans jumped in to offer her their words of support and affection.


The 57-year-old anchor of Good Morning America, Robin Roberts, had some sad news to share in social media while at the same time paying tribute to a beloved member of her family, as Entertainment Daily reported.

Roberts’ extended family is mourning for the recent loss of a relative, as the newscaster revealed on her Instagram, where she shared that they were having a ‘home-going service for this incredible man’ on April 12.

Tony O. Champagne Sr., who was her niece’s father-in-law recently passed away, and Roberts wanted to pay homage to him, as he was a very special man for her and her close ones.

As she commented in the post, Champagne was an artist who worked on ‘exquisitely detailed illustrations’ during 40 years for The Times-Picayune newspaper from New Orleans.


On the emotional post, Roberts uploaded a photo of Champagne smiling at the camera, sharing her memories of the nice times she spent with him.

‘At our family gatherings he always had his camera, documenting our joy of being together," "Our hearts are heavy but we’re comforted by knowing that when we all get to Heaven what a day of rejoicing that will be,’ Roberts wrote as part of the caption.

As soon as this personal news broke out, Roberts’ fans took to the comments section of the post to send her and her family their condolences. ‘Robin, sorry for your loss," while another said: "He sounds like a lovely man. Praying for you all,’ a user wrote.


Her followers also had kind words for the anchorwoman, calling Robert’s heartfelt post a ‘beautiful tribute.’

Robin’s sister, Sally-Ann Roberts, also recurred to the popular social network to pay her own tribute to the late man. Sharing Robin’s touching post, Sally-Ann added her own words.

‘I am listening to Frank Sinatra and Luciano Pavarotti sing My Way. That describes the way Tony O. Champagne lived his life,’ Sally-Ann wrote.