Joanne Rogers, the widow of Fred Rogers, dies at 92

Joanne Rogers, the widow of Fred Rogers, has died at the age of 92. David Newell, who played Mr. McFeely on “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” confirmed she died Thursday. Newell said she had been hospitalized for several days. Joanne had been carrying on her late husband’s legacy in Pittsburgh since his passing in 2003. In December 2018, Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 anchor Kelly Sasso sat down with Joanne Rogers, to discuss the documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”Watch Kelly’s interview with Mrs. Rogers by clicking the video player above.Read the statement from Fred Rogers Productions on Twitter below: Read the statement from Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto below: “Through her grace, humor and down-to-earth demeanor Joanne Rogers personified what we love about the City of Pittsburgh. As the partner of Fred Rogers for a half-century she helped champion his good works to a global audience, and remained committed to his vision and to this city after his passing. “She was always there when we needed her. I and countless others, from every walk of life, were humbled to call her a friend.” Read the statement from Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf on Twitter below:”Heartbroken to learn of the loss of Joanne Rogers, one of our favorite neighbors.”Joanne and Fred were Pennsylvania treasures committed to improving our communities and the lives of our children.”We will never forget their legacy of kindness.”

Joanne Rogers, the widow of Fred Rogers, has died at the age of 92.

David Newell, who played Mr. McFeely on “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” confirmed she died Thursday.

Newell said she had been hospitalized for several days.

Joanne had been carrying on her late husband’s legacy in Pittsburgh since his passing in 2003.

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Joanne and Fred Rogers

In December 2018, Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 anchor Kelly Sasso sat down with Joanne Rogers, to discuss the documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”

Watch Kelly’s interview with Mrs. Rogers by clicking the video player above.

Read the statement from Fred Rogers Productions on Twitter below:

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Read the statement from Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto below:

“Through her grace, humor and down-to-earth demeanor Joanne Rogers personified what we love about the City of Pittsburgh. As the partner of Fred Rogers for a half-century she helped champion his good works to a global audience, and remained committed to his vision and to this city after his passing.

“She was always there when we needed her. I and countless others, from every walk of life, were humbled to call her a friend.”

Read the statement from Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf on Twitter below:

“Heartbroken to learn of the loss of Joanne Rogers, one of our favorite neighbors.

“Joanne and Fred were Pennsylvania treasures committed to improving our communities and the lives of our children.

“We will never forget their legacy of kindness.”


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