Mish Michaels dead at 53: Meteorologist passes away as friend pays tribute to award-winning star
A METEOROLOGIST has died at age 53, her family revealed in a touching tribute.
Mish Michaels was best known for her on-air reporting in Boston.
In a Facebook post, her family revealed their tragic loss, but did not specify how the meteorologist died.
"It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of our beloved Mish Michaels.
"Our family is devastated by her loss. She was a devoted mother, wife, daughter, auntie, friend and stellar equestrian, as well as an award-winning broadcast meteorologist and environmental reporter," the family’s spokeswoman stated.
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"Mish had the ability to brighten up every room she entered. Her professional success was monumental, but so was her commitment to helping others through her philanthropic work.
"We are asking that our family’s privacy be respected during this difficult time. Thank you for your love and support. Funeral arrangements will be announced," the spokesman added.
Michaels began her career in New Hampshire before jumping over to Boston, where she appeared on local outlets WHDH-TV and WBZ-TV.
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WBZ-TV paid tribute to the young woman on Wednesday, dubbing her as "a friendly, reliable, curious meteorologist who loved science."
"Mish chased tornadoes, flew into hurricanes, and brightened our lives — always sharing her enthusiasm for science and weather," the outlet added.
"In a field dominated by men for decades, Mish was determined to pave the way for women meteorologists, not just here in Boston, but throughout the country. And she did just that."
She also appeared on The Weather Channel and Channel 4.
She was also awarded a science journalism fellowship to study at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and won an Emmy during her career.
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