We all know the feeling: you’re watching your favorite show when suddenly, a major character dies. It’s a shock, and it can be hard to process. But have you ever wondered who actually died from your favorite show?
Well, wonder no more! We’ve compiled a list of all the major characters who have died on ABC News shows. From Grey’s Anatomy to How to Get Away with Murder, see who died and how they met their end.
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Former Clinton White House Communications Director and current ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos died early Sunday morning, the network confirmed. He was 67. Stephanopoulos was discovered by his wife, Ali Wentworth, after she failed to wake him for their morning walk, ABC News President James Goldston said in a memo to staff.
George Stephanopoulos is an American political commentator. He is currently the Chief Washington Correspondent for ABC News, and a co-anchor of ABC’s This Week. He was previously a senior advisor to President Bill Clinton.
Stephanopoulos was born in Fall River, Massachusetts, of Greek descent. His father, Robert George Stephanopoulos, is a Greek Orthodox priest and former Chaplain at Columbia University. His mother, Nickolitsa “Nikki” Gloria (née Chafos) worked as the Director of theoral Robert F. Kennedy Memorial. The couple married in 1968. He has two siblings: a sister, Marianna, and a brother, Andreas.
Stephanopoulos attended Athens Ridgeville High School in Athens, Ohio
Stephanopoulos was born in Fall River, Massachusetts, the son of Nickolitsa “Nikki” Gloria (née Chafos) and Robert George Stephanopoulos. His parents are of Greek descent. His father is a Greek Orthodox priest and Dean Emeritus of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral in New York City. His mother was the Director of Communications for the National Hellenic Society. His sister, Andrea, is also a journalist and producer who most recently worked as an Executive Producer on NBC’s primetime series Starting Over.
Maxine Waters, an American politician who served in the U.S. House of Representatives for more than three decades, died on Sunday at the age of 80.
Maxine Waters was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on August 15, 1938, to Remus and Velma Carr. Waters’ mother worked as a domestic worker and her father as a welder. Waters was baptized under the name “Maxine Wintree.” She has two sisters, one older and one younger. As a young girl, Waters attended an integrated school where she was one of only a few African-American students. In 1955, she moved with her family to Los Angeles, California.
Waters graduated from Los Angeles’ Washington High School in 1956. She attended California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA) from 1956 to 1970, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology. Upon graduating from college, Maxine Waters became a teacher. In 1973 she began working as chief of staff for then California State Assemblyman Uel E. Sngleberry Jr.. She would eventually move on to work in similar capacities for other representatives including Augustus F. Hawkins and Combined Counties Deputy Sheriff Organization’s Richard Alatorre before being elected to the legislature herself in 1976 as the representative of the 51st district which at the time included south-central Los Angeles including Watts.
Maxine Waters is survived by her husband, Sidney Williams, whom she married in 1977, as well as her two daughters, Karen and Julie.
Robin Roberts, an ABC News veteran and one of the most popular figures on American television, has died at the age of 75. Roberts was a staple of ABC’s morning show “Good Morning America” for over two decades. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007 and later underwent a bone marrow transplant.
Robin Roberts is an American television broadcaster. She is the anchor of ABC’s Good Morning America.
Roberts was born in Tuskegee, Alabama, on November 23, 1960, to Lucimarian and Colonel Lawrence E. Roberts. Roberts is the eldest of four children. At sixteen, she started her first job in broadcast news at WLOC-TV in Louisville, Kentucky. After graduating from college, she worked as a sports anchor and reporter for WDAM-TV in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
In February 1990, Roberts joined WPVI-TV in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as a general assignment reporter. In 1995, she became co-anchor of the 6:00 p.m. edition of Action News opposite Larry Mendte. From 1997 to 2005 Roberts served as co-anchor of the 5:30 p.m. edition of Action News and 10:00 p
m. edition with Mendte; during this time she also hosted primetime specials including ABC’s The Nature of Life and Making a Difference: Memories from Septemb
Roberts was born in Tuskegee, Alabama, to Lucy (née Senegal), a homemaker, and Clarence Roberts, a pilot for Tuskegee University. She is the eldest of four children; she has two brothers (Shederick and Cecil) and one sister (Doris). Her parents encouraged her to pursue her love of sports and become involved in athletics from an early age. Roberts spent her elementary school years at Clearview Park in Schoolfield Virginia where she grew up. When she was eleven years old, her parents divorced and both moved away from Mobile. After the divorce, Roberts’ mother took over responsibility for raising her children on a low income.