- Joanne Rogers has died at 92.
- She was the widow of Fred Rogers.
- Before his death, they were married for 50 years.
The statement read, “Fred Rogers Productions is deeply saddened by the passing of Joanne Rogers. The loving partner of Fred Rogers for more than 50 years, she continued their shared commitment to supporting children and families after his death as chair of the board of Fred Rogers Productions. Joanne was a brilliant and accomplished musician, a wonderful advocate for the arts, and a dear friend to everyone in our organization. We extend our heartfelt condolences to Joanne’s family and the thousands of people who had the privilege of knowing and loving her.”
Joanne Rogers dies at 92
Joanne would often make appearances for Fred after he passed and aimed to continue his legacy. Before her death, she got to see the film about her husband called A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, starring Tom Hanks as Fred. It was released in 2019.
She said, “I loved it. I think Tom is a genius, almost. I want to give credit — Tom Hanks has gotten lots and lots of good press and he deserves every bit of it.” In 2019, she was also given the George Romero Legacy Award at Steeltown Entertainment’s 2019 Elly Awards.
RIP Joanne. We hope that you and Fred can now reunite.