Posted by chicagomedia.org on July 21, 2009 at 07:29:37:
In Reply to: Bill Kurtis' Son Found Dead posted by chicagomedia.org on July 20, 2009 at 21:58:30:
Please say a prayer for Bill Kurtis and family.
The son of legendary newsman/pitchman/"Anchorman" narrator/all-around good guy Bill Kurtis has died at 38. This is a heartbreaking story -- and it serves as a reminder that no matter how "charmed" someone's life may appear to be to outsiders (and Bill Kurtis would be the first to tell you he's had great fortune in life), you never know how many setbacks, challenges and sorrows that person has confronted in his private life.
I don't know Bill well, but we've run into each other dozens of times over the years and we've always had good words for each other. He's just a damn kick. He's Bill Kurtis, trailblazing newsman, investigative reporter, ubiquitous host/narrator -- and one of the funniest, most self-effacing people you'd ever hope to meet.
Sympathies and prayers to Bill and his family.
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