Sam Champion’s Father Dies

By Madhusmita, Gaea News Network
Wednesday, October 27, 2010

LOS ANGELES ( The weather anchor of “Good Morning America”, Sam Champion had been missing from the show since last week. The fans of “Good Morning America” has been frantically scrambling on web to get latest update about the anchor as he did not cite any reason for his absence from the show. However, the senior executive producer of “Good Morning America”, Jim Murphy released a statement yesterday where it was stated that Sam Champion was absent from the show as his father, the retired US Marine Corps, Lt. Col. James H. Champion passed away on Monday after fighting against cancer.

The statement released by Jim Murphy stated that after a life service to his country and his family, Lt. Col. James H. Champion, breathed his last on Monday in Houston, Texas at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. The statement also stated that Lt. Col. James H. Champion was better known as Sam Champion’s father. The senior producer also said that Sam Champion’s sister Teresa Champion and his mother Sylvia Champion was by Lt. Col. James H. Champion’s side in the end. He was 75 year old. He also stated that Sam Champion’s family is strong and presently they are with each other at the time of their grief.

Sam Champion also confirmed the death of his father through the social networking site where he thanked all his fans and his friends for their love and support. He said that his father was the best father in the world and her was an “awesome guy”. The anchor previously said that he would be away from the show for a week owing to his family problems.

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