TV legend Merri Dee dead
The TV channel channel broadcast the legend of Mary Dee, who survived the 1971 kidnapping and shootings, and was killed at the age of eighty-five.
Earning a well-deserved space from the World Public Market Competition at WGN, Dee was also a fierce advocate of violent crime after brushing her close to death with a kidnapper while working for another TV station.
Broadcasting legend Merri Dee dies at 85
The local TV star worked on the air in the ’70s and ’80s and later worked as the station’s communications and outreach manager.
“If you are to live, you have to be willing to live,” she wrote in her 2013 memoir, Life Lessons in Faith, Tolerance, and Grace.
“If you have some kind of shock, you have to tell yourself that you deserve what you deserve, you deserve better.”
In 1971, he was kidnapped and removed from a program while she was being watched in her car outside the WSNS-TV studios.
Dee was forced to drive to a remote location and both she and her guest, Howe psychiatrist Alan Sandler, were shot in the head on 17-17.
Sandler was killed in the attack and Dee nearly died. Dee recounted how she survived the terrifying ordeal during her appearance on “Windy City Live” in 2013.
Samuel Drew was later convicted in the attack. She was inspired by her near-death experience.
While participating in the competition, during the period of his participation in the study, at her home.
With great sadness our family announces the loss of our beloved mother, the brightest light in our lives, Mary Dee, who passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home.
As you can imagine, our family is simply sad and required privacy at this time.