Chief Meteorologist Mark Walden of ABC 24/CW 30 (WPTY/WLMT) Memphis passed away last night at the age of 38. He was just on the news a few nights ago. Thoughts and prayers for his friends and family, and may he rest in peace. Link to the ABC 24 story.
ABC 24 story:
MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - It is with great sadness that we report the sudden loss of an ABC 24 family member, Chief Meteorologist Mark Walden. According to officials, Mark died in his home over the weekend from apparent natural causes. He was 38 years old. Mark joined ABC 24 in 1999. He was highly respected among his colleagues as a gifted meteorologist with a passion for weather, and keeping our community safe and informed. Mark also proudly served with numerous charitable organizations. He leaves behind his beloved wife, stepdaughter and son. Memorial services are still pending. All of us at ABC 24 are heartbroken by Mark's passing, and we extend our deepest sympathies to his family and loved ones. ABC 24 will pay tribute to Mark Walden, beginning in our 5 p.m. Sunday newscast.