How Did Jim Hartz Die? News Anchor and Former Today Show Co-Host Cause of Death

Jim Hartz, American television personality, reporter, and columnist, passed away. According to reports, Jim died on April 17, 2022, and left his loved ones and well-wishers behind to mourn. Hartz was reportedly suffering from a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, also known as COPD. The reporter during the mid and late-1970s breathed his last in Fairfax County, Virginia. The news of his sudden passing was announced by Jim Hartz’s wife, Alexandra Dickson Hartz. She said that Jim had elected to be removed from the ventilator that was keeping him alive. Here is everything we know about him.

Sharing the saddening piece of news, Jim Hartz’s wife said that it was the ventilator that was keeping him alive and that they all elected to remove him from the ventilator. Tributes have poured in for the columnist ever since the news broke online. The general public along with the people who knew Jim and had admired his work have been paying the man heartfelt tributes. Also, the people extended to the family going through a hard time condolences and respect. He was the former “Today” show co-host who unfortunately died due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Virginia at 82.

Who Was Jim Hartz?

Hartz was born in 1940 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and worked for KOTV in his hometown after graduation, rising to the position of news director there in 1964 before joining NBC. He was reputedly the network’s youngest news correspondent when he was appointed at the age of 24, anchoring the two evening news programs until he moved to Today. He became regarded as an aerospace specialist while working on the flagship morning show, where he covered many space shuttle launches.

When Walters resigned, the network replaced him with Tom Brokaw, who had been a contender for the job for the previous two years. Hartz arrived at Washington, DC’s WRC-TV as an anchor in 1979 after a brief spell as a traveling reporter at Today. In the early 1980s, he hosted the PBS celebrity conversation show Over Easy as well as the weekly scientific show Innovation.

Hartz hosted Asia Now for PBS in Tokyo, Japan, in the 1990s, as part of a collaborative effort with Japan’s NHK public broadcasting. His second wife Alexandra, two daughters, Jana Hartz Maher and Nancy Hartz Cole, as well as six grandsons and six great-grandchildren, survive him. let us add that John Mitchell Hartz, his son, died in 2015. We pay respects to Jim Hartz as well. May his soul rest in peace!

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