[UPDATED] Breaking: Jack Cafferty's wife died.

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Breaking: Jack Cafferty's wife died.

This is very sad, i give my best wishes to her family

God Bless, Carol Cafferty.

Update [2008-9-5 16:22:7 by cobsjo]:

It's tragic. She died suddenly, but Wolf Blitzer didn’t give any details.

Update [2008-9-5 17:39:40 by cobsjo]:

From CNN The Cafferty File

Jack Cafferty isn’t here today for the Cafferty File because of some tragic news.

His wife of 35 years, Carol, passed away unexpectedly this morning. Carol was everything to Jack. The dedication of his book reads, “for Carol, my wife, my life.”

Jack wrote about how she was the inspiration for him to get sober and straighten up his life: “In all the years that we’ve been married, she has always brought to the table her unshakable grounding in something a lot more real than being on television or being recognized in the corner drugstore. She has been my rock, having done a magnificent job of keeping me from getting full of helium and drifting off the surface of the earth… She was all the incentive I needed to make painful but transforming changes – to get sober and stop smoking. I knew that I’d lose her if I didn’t. She’s an amazing woman who simply wasn’t worth losing.”

One story Jack loves to tell is how he and Carol met – when he was a local news anchor in Kansas City. They started to meet regularly for a quick meal between his shows and became good friends. Whenever Jack had to leave, his exit line was “We’d better wrap this up. Got to get back to the station.” One night Carol finally asked, “What kind of a gas station do you work at? You’re always wearing a tie.”

Jack explained it was a television station. He loved the fact that she had no clue and couldn’t care less that he had been on air there every night for four years. He later described that as one of his life’s “twenty-four-carat moments” that made his heart soar. He said to himself then that he might marry her because “it can’t get any more honest and pure than that.”

Our deepest sympathies go out to Jack and to their two daughters, Leslie and Leigh. Our thoughts are also with Jack’s other two daughters, Julie and Jill, and his grandchildren.

Carol was an animal lover. If you’d like to make a donation in her memory, the family asks you give to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. You can contribute at aspca.org.

Tags: Cafferty, CNN (all tags)

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5 Comments

My condolences to his family

...but this isn't much of a diary.  Not even her name?

by Dracomicron 2008-09-05 12:15PM | 0 recs
I am sorry to hear that

Such a loss is beyond my scope to comprehend.

by Reaper0Bot0 2008-09-05 12:31PM | 0 recs
Re: Breaking: Jack Cafferty's wife died.

I'm so sorry. Jack's one of the good guys, calling all of us out as he's watched America crumble and insisting that we raise our voice.

Losing his wife, losing that love, is going to be terribly difficult for him. We should send our condolences and support to his File and make that mailbox overflow.

http://caffertyfile.blogs.cnn.com/

by BobzCat 2008-09-05 12:40PM | 0 recs
as much as I hate him and his Clinton bashing,

I wish only the best for his family in these times

by Lakrosse 2008-09-05 03:02PM | 0 recs
Re: [UPDATED] Breaking: Jack Cafferty's wife died.

What a tragedy.  I hope her memory gives him strength to deal with what must be inconsolable loss and grief. I remember Jack from way back when. His story still inspires people who know it. This is very upsetting. May they find strength in each other during this extremely difficult time.

by Jeter 2008-09-05 03:37PM | 0 recs

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