Carolina Weatherman Dies Suddenly

WCTI (Eastern Carolina) Chief Meteorologist Skip Waters died suddenly in his home.

Waters passed away at his home from what appeared to be natural causes, Trent Woods Police Chief Tony Lee said Tuesday evening.

WCTI Vice President and General Manager Lyle Schulze recalled seeing Skip Monday afternoon. Skip initially said he was not feeling well.

"He called me [Monday] night at 7 o'clock and said he was feeling much better and he was looking forward to coming in to work [Tuesday]," said Schulze.

"Our hearts are saddened with the news of Skip's passing," Schulze continued. "The WCTI family is a tight-knit group who works hard to bring news and weather to all of Eastern North Carolina and Skip was a huge part of that family. There are no words to describe his loss to the WCTI family."

 He was 61 years old.