Mister Rogers' Widow Joanne Rogers Has Died Aged 92 | 22 Words

It has just been confirmed that the widow of Fred Rogers, the beloved host of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, has sadly passed away.

The devastating news of Joanne Rogers' death has been felt all across the country...

And Tributes from those who remember the loving couple have come pouring in for her.

Now, we all remember Mister Rogers, who was adored by millions of children all across America...

But not as many know about his wife, Joanne, who took on his legacy after he died.

In the early 60s, Rogers made his first appearance as "Mister Rogers" on a show called Misterogers...

And Joanne was there by his side the entire time, even voicing one of the puppets on the show.

Joanne and Fred met at Rollins College in Winter Park...

Where she received a music scholarship, and he transferred to from Dartmouth College. The rest is history.

Fred Rogers Productions says it's "deeply saddened" by Joanne's passing...

Adding:

"The loving partner of Fred Rogers for more than 50 years, she continued their shared commitment to supporting children and families after his death as chair of the board of Fred Rogers Productions."

The company says...

"Joanne was a brilliant and accomplished musician, a wonderful advocate for the arts, and a dear friend to everyone in our organization."

Joanne was married to Fred for fifty years...

Continuing his legacy of kindness and caring after he died of stomach cancer in 2003.

During election season, Joanne made headlines after describing herself as a "very big Biden fan."

Saying: "I think we all need somebody like Biden who can give us little pats on the back."

In their hometown of Pittsburgh, both Joanne and Fred are hailed as heroes...

On Thursday, the city called her one of its "favorite neighbors" and thanked her for her work within the community.

Joanne was ninety-two at the time of passing and is survived by 2 sons, James and John, who will continue on their legacy.

Rest in peace.