Willard Scott, who served because the As we speak present’s weatherman for greater than 30 years, has died, according to NBC News. He was 87. Scott spent his last hours “surrounded by household, together with his daughters Sally and Mary and his beautiful spouse, Paris,” tweeted Today weatherman Al Roker. “He was really my second dad and [I] am the place I’m right now due to his beneficiant spirit. Willard was really a broadcast icon.” Scott, who portrayed Ronald McDonald in early McDonald’s commercials, joined As we speak in 1980. Except for delivering the climate, Scott was maybe best-known for wishing newly-centenarian As we speak viewers a contented birthday.
“I do quite a lot of schmoozing,” Scott told The New York Times in 1987. “I’m like a canine. You simply open the door and I am going, ‘Rrrr, rrrr,’ after which I lick everyone’s face.”