CHICAGO, IL. (THECOUNT) — ABC 7 Chicago meteorologist, Jerry Taft, has passed away at his home Thursday. He was 77.

Taft worked as a weatherman at WLS-TV for over 3 decades. He retired in January of 2018.


He was surrounded by family and friends when he died peacefully Thursday night, according to the station.

A cause of death was not provided.


Geo quick facts: Chicago, on Lake Michigan in Illinois, is among the largest cities in the U.S. Famed for its bold architecture, it has a skyline punctuated by skyscrapers such as the iconic John Hancock Center, 1,451-ft. Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) and the neo-Gothic Tribune Tower. The city is also renowned for its museums, including the Art Institute of Chicago with its noted Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works – wikipedia.