- AmoMama brings you the latest yet as Robin Roberts took to Instagram to share very sad news of the death of a family member.
- Posted just 15 hours ago, the photo is of her niece’s father-in-law, Tony O. Champagne Sr. who she described as an incredible man.
- Robin Roberts is an American television broadcaster popularly known to be the anchor of ABC's Good Morning America.
Initially, Roberts was a sports anchor for local TV and radio stations and was also a sportscaster on ESPN for 15 years.
In 2005, she became co-anchor on Good Morning America in 2005 and has since become a very familiar face endeared to many.
It’s prayers up for her and her family as they deal with the loss of a man very dear to them.
A very sad Roberts uploaded a picture of Tony on her Instagram page and honored him with a short message in her caption.
The photo was captioned by the 57-year-old remorsefully relating her time with Tony.
'Today we had the home-going service for this incredible man, my niece’s father-in-law.
Tony O. Champagne Sr. was an artist whose exquisitely detailed illustrations for The Times-Picayune in New Orleans were a newspaper fixture for nearly 40 years. 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 is no stranger to sad situations like this as she has had to deal with the death of many of her family members in the past.
She has indeed seen it all as she is a survivor of breast cancer and in 2012, was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome, a disease of the bone marrow.
Being a very important figure, Roberts going public with her illness caused a nonprofit organization run by the National Marrow Donor Program to experience a great increase in donors.
It’s no wonder this hours old photo already has well over 3,800 likes.
We send our best wishes to the family as they mourn Tony’s passing and hope for the best to come.
Fans turned up in large numbers to share their condolences with the family:
‘Sorry for your family's loss. Let the memories help bring comfort during this difficult time.’
‘I'm so sorry Robin. Prayers of comfort & love for you & your family at this time.’
‘Praying God’s comfort for you and your family’
Have you had to deal with this before?