Joanne Rogers (died January 14th, aged 92)
The death of Joanne Rogers, the widow of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood star Fred Rogers, was announced by non-profit organization Fred Rogers Productions. Her cause of death was not disclosed in the statement.
“Fred Rogers Productions is deeply saddened by the passing of Joanne Rogers,” read the announcement. “The loving partner of Fred Rogers for more than 50 years, she continued their shared commitment to supporting children and families after his death as chair of the board of Fred Rogers Productions.”
The company also called Joanne “a brilliant and accomplished musician” and “a wonderful advocate for the arts.”