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TV host Roy Ackland cause of death

Beloved American TV host Roy Ackland died at age 84.

Roy Ackland died on Tuesday evening, his daughter Robin Kay Ackland revealed on Facebook.

Roy Ackland Cause of Death

Roy Ackland’s cause of death was not immediately disclosed.

We will update you once an official statement is made concerning his cause of death.

Who was Roy Ackland?

Roy Ackland was born in London on March 22, 1938, his family moved to America and settled in Nashville, Tennessee.

A graduate of Baylor University, Ackland joined the Air Force, where his love and knowledge of flying and weather forecasting developed.

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His broadcast career began in 1958 when he joined the local outlet KCEN-TV 6 in Waco, Texas.

Ackland ventured to Alabama, joining the local television station WAFF in Huntsville.

In 1987, he finally landed in North Carolina, where he joined WGHP as a weatherman and started working with photojournalist David Weatherly.

The duo traveled the state in search of unique residents and historic moments, which eventually led to the start of the Roy’s Folks segment.

The series, which continues to air Mondays and Wednesdays at 4pm on WGHP, shined a light on thousands of local artists, collectors, farmers and musicians in the region.

It also paved the way for the annual Roy’s Folks Crafts Fair, a gathering of local artisans featured in the series.

The yearly craft fair raises money for the Salvation Army.

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Ackland retired from broadcast television after nearly 30 years in 2017, with Chad Tucker continuing the beloved series now known as Roy’s Folks with Chad Tucker.

“Chad’s a great guy. I couldn’t think of anyone better to carry on the tradition<” Ackland said when announcing his retirement.

Ackland is survived by his wife, Sandra Lynn Uzzel Ackland, sister, Hazel Ackland Eggers, and children, Erin Ruth, Robin Kay and Jennifer Anne.

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