As reported over at CNN.com:
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania (CNN)—Television host Fred Rogers, better known simply as “Mister Rogers,” died Thursday after a brief battle with stomach cancer, according to a spokeswoman for his production company.
Rogers, 74, died at his home in Pittsburgh. He is survived by his wife Joanne Rogers, their two sons and two grandsons, according to his Web site.
I can remember watching Mister Roger’s Neighborhood as I was growing up and I can remember my daughter watching it as well. I can’t say I was a big fan of the show, but it was a part of my childhood. Rogers’ child advocacy is, of course, legendary and his contributions to children’s television will have continue to have a positive impact for years to come.