John Lomax cause of death: Beloved WKRC Cincinnati anchor dies at 72

John Lomax cause of death

John Lomax cause of death—

Long-time WKRC morning anchor John Lomax has died.

Lomax died at 72 after spending 40 years with a local news station in Cincinnati.

John Lomax cause of death

His death was confirmed by his old station CBS affiliate WKRC, which revealed that he died from complications with pneumonia.

Friends and former coworkers have voiced their heartbreak at Lomax’s unexpected death after he was on air just two years ago.

Bob Herzog, an anchor at WKRC, memorialized Lomax as a second father who acted as a mentor and friend.

“My heart is broken,” Herzog wrote and shared a now-tragic photo of the two smiling together in the newsroom.

Herzog also shared a statement from Lomax’s family which said the anchor is now in “his forever beach in the stars.”

“We can’t say we were prepared; this was a terrible and unfortunate surprise,” the statement read.

“We know this is going to be a hard thing for many of our friends and family to hear about.

“But know that we are all grieving together – he would have no person go through this alone.”

John Lomax cause of death

Who was WKRC anchor John Lomax?

Born on May 16, 1951, John Lomax was an American broadcaster and news anchor from Knoxville, Tennessee.

John was most recognized for leading WKRC’s Good Morning Cincinnati.

For 40 years, he was referred to as the network’s “heart and soul.”

In honor of his memory, WKRC remembered: “Around Local 12, he was known as ‘The Godfather’ because he always took care of the people at the station.

“What you saw at home was what his co-workers got to see in person every day, a man with a huge heart and a lot of love to give.

“He gave that generously to all on a regular basis.”

Lomax leaves behind a wife, Donna, and two children.

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