Seattle Weather broadcasting icon, Steve Pool passed away this week due to early-onset Alzheimer's disease. His wife Michelle Lee Pool announced the news via the late actor's Facebook and Instagram.
Komo 4 weather epitome, Steve Pool passed away of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease this week, as announced by his wife Michelle Lee Pool. The bereaved spouse took to the actor's Facebook and Instagram pages to announce that he had died on Wednesday, after a tough struggle with the disease for several years.
Choosing an evergreen photo of the late Seattle TV meteorologist, his spouse wrote, “Dear friends, I am here to announce that my dear husband, my love, has passed away from early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. He fought this terrible disease privately for several years, and with every ounce of his being. He told me multiple times to ‘never count me out’ and we never did. This past week became too much for him and he passed away peacefully.”
She further penned that the Pool family feels blessed to have had him in their lives, as he was an extraordinary man and a good Samaritan for his friends. Mrs. Pool continued, “Please know that he truly loved his job and this community and felt so privileged to be a part of our lives.”
She thanked all his friends and well-wishers for being so good to him, and in turn, the entire Pool family. Expressing the agony of their broken hearts, Michelle Pool simply requested everyone to say a prayer for the late legend and his family, before signing off with much love from her and the Pool daughters, Lindsey and Marissa.
Steve Pool had worked for Komo 4 for more than four decades, retiring recently in 2019, at the age of 66. He began his journey at the channel as an intern while he was still studying at the University of Washington, in 1974. In 1977, he joined full-time and never glanced behind. In 2019, Steve Pool had admitted to The Seattle Times that, “The thing I wanted to do when I got into this was to demystify the weather.”