Hugh Malcolm Downs has died

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TV host Hugh Downs (1921-2020) has died.  Can we connect him to Wikitree?  Check out his Wikipedia profile.
in Genealogy Help by David Hughey G2G Astronaut (1.4m points)
retagged by Ellen Smith

It appears that he has a profile at Downs-1544. It is Unlisted. The Notables Project will need to add the death date so it can be opened up

The profile has been opened for editing.
Thanks, Scott!

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I have him connected to the global wikitree now but it won't show until the Saturday morning update.

https://www.wikitree.com/genealogy/Downs-Family-Tree-1544
by N Gauthier G2G6 Pilot (129k points)
selected by Pip Sheppard
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Oh, he was so good, and my mom watched The Today Show every morning when I was a kid. Just saw he was 99 years of age.
by Natalie Trott G2G6 Pilot (759k points)
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I remember him from my childhood -- he always seemed no nice.  My most vivid memory of him was as the host for the Concentration game show.  My sister and I really enjoyed that program.
by Robin Shaules G2G6 Pilot (893k points)
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FYI - there is a Notables Page for July 2020 - in case anyone is looking for it... LOL

https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/1064386/notables-july-2020?show=1064386#q1064386
by Robynne Lozier G2G6 Pilot (876k points)
I think he already has a profile, but it is Private. I sent a note to the Project.
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I was so very saddened to hear of his death. I watched him. My mother and dad watched him. My grandparents watched him. For me, he is an ancestral media-caster for my family. 

Our communication program at Arizona State University is named the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication.

 https://humancommunication.asu.edu/

by Carol Baldwin G2G6 Pilot (417k points)

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