Kathy Berman, the wife of legendary ESPN sportscaster Chris Berman, has died in a car accident, ESPN reports. She was 67.
The accident occurred in rural Connecticut, near the town of Woodbury. The driver of the other car involved in the incident, 87-year-old Edward Bertulis, also died in the incident.
“This is a devastating tragedy and difficult to comprehend,” ESPN president John Skipper said in a statement Wednesday. “Chris is beloved by all his ESPN colleagues and for good reason: He has a huge heart and has given so much to so many over the years.”
Continued Skipper, “We know how much his family means to him and all we can do at a moment like this is give him the love and support he will surely need at this hour.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Chris, Meredith, Doug and the entire family.”
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Kathy was a teacher, who was married to Chris for 33 years. She is survived by her husband and the couple’s two children, Douglas and Meredith.
Chris, 62, recently stepped down from his position as host of ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown in January, after 31 seasons. He remains with the company.
Services details for Kathy have yet to be revealed.