Cincinnati viewers lost one of its most trusted sources for weather information.
WKRC Weatherman Tim Hedrick died Saturday morning after an extended battle with an "elusive" illness according to an article posted on the WKRC's website.
WKRC's Rob Braun wrote of Hedrick: "Tim Hedrick was one of the most popular television personalities in the country, and his wife Cindy asked me to tell you she lost her best friend today... Tim has been battling an elusive disease for many years. The worst of the battle has been over the last two months, which is why you haven't seen him on the air next to me.
"Our Local 12 family is in shock as I am sure you are, as we try to understand this devastating news."
His TV career began with an internship at KWWL in Waterloo, Iowa, and he earned his first job at a station in Joplin, Missouri (KOAM-TV), according to WKRC. He then moved to work as a meteorologist at WHO in Des Moines prior to his arrival to Cincinnati in 1988.