Joanne Rogers, Acclaimed Pianist and Wife of Mister Rogers, Dies at 92

“Joanne was a brilliant and accomplished musician, a wonderful advocate for the arts, and a dear friend to everyone in our organization,” Fred Rogers Productions says

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Joanne Rogers, an acclaimed and prolific pianist and the widow to Fred Rogers, better known as beloved children’s host Mister Rogers, has died. She was 92.

News of Rogers’ death was shared by Fred Rogers Productions on Thursday. No cause of death was given.

“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,” the production company said in a tweet.

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