Longtime Mississippi Newsman is Dead

A longtime Mississippi Anchor has died at 76 years old.

Bert Case died yesterday after a long bout with sepsis and other complications.

“Bert fought long and hard for five months,” said his wife, Mary Weiden.

On Aug. 31, Case, 76, fell ill, suffering from sepsis, a life-threatening complication from an infection.

Weiden said Case was doing better before Christmas, but suffered a series of setbacks, including the discovery of a mass in his lungs.

Case spent more than a half-century as a journalist.

After serving as an Air Force information officer at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland for three years, he returned to Mississippi in 1965 and worked as a news director and anchor for WJTV-Channel 12 before moving on to WAPT and in May 1974 to WLBT, where he worked for four decades.

His signature signoff, "Berrrrt Case, WLBT News," became so recognized that many Mississippians greeted him with the phrase.

H/T Hattiesburg American