Jerry Taft Remembrance: Looking back at when he burst into uncontrollable laughter

ByABC 7 Chicago Digital Team via WLS logo
Friday, July 24, 2020
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CHICAGO (WLS) -- As we remember our former colleague Jerry Taft, who died Thursday at 77, the thing many remember best about him was his laugh.

His laugh was well-known to ABC7 viewers, perhaps most famously during a newscast on August 6, 2009.

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As anchor Ravi Baichwal made a comment after a segment while transitioning to the weather forecast, Jerry burst out laughing and could barely compose himself as he delivered the forecast.

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Jerry died peacefully surrounded by his family Thursday night.

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