Father Of Good Morning America's Sam Champion Passes Away

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Good Morning America's Sam Champion's father has passed away

Our thoughts are with Sam Champion and his family this week, as his father has passed away. J.H. Champion had been in the hospital, and his family was gathering by his bedside, Champion, the popular “Good Morning America” weatherman, tweeted yesterday.

Just moments ago, Champion issued another tweet saying that his father died last night: ” THANK YOU! I feel your thots and prayer LtCol JH Champion USMC Ret..passed last night..WORLDS BEST DAD..awesome guy.”

That brings tears to our eyes what a tribute to a man who obviously had a major influence on Sam, who has shared his family photos and stories on “GMA,” including a story on his nephew, who has autism.

(BTW, speculation going around the net was that Champion took a leave of absence to marry his rumored boyfriend — not true. As Robin Roberts said, it was a family emergency.)

Please leave your wishes for Champion, who will be away from “GMA” all week, and his family here.


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