By Marty Salo
Well, the Tampa bay area did lose a broadcaster/meteorologist to suicide.
John Winter, a meteorologist for the past 13 or so years in the Tampa area, died of an apparent self inflicted gun shot wound. He was with Newschannel 8 for all 13 years.
John Winter was married and 39 years old.
Part of the appeal would be when he would do the "aww, this cute little puppy needs a home" bit after his weather forecasts.
I thought it'd kind of be cool to live the John Winter life. It seemed like his life was pretty sweet. But I don't know if he had any obsessed fatal-attraction style stalkers, or problems with bill collectors, or what demons he had.
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