August 7, 2005

ABC News anchor Peter Jennings dies of cancer

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Peter Jennings, prime-time
anchorman for ABC News for more than two decades, died of lung
cancer on Sunday at his home in New York, the network said. He
was 67.

The Canadian-born Jennings, host of ABC's "World News
Tonight" since 1983, announced in April that he had been
diagnosed with lung cancer.

"Peter died with his family around him, without pain and in
peace. He knew he'd lived a good life," his family said in a
statement released by the network.

Jennings was the last of a generation of long-serving lead
anchors for major U.S. broadcasters.

He is survived by his wife Kayce Freed, his two children
Elizabeth, 25 and Christopher, 23 and his sister, Sarah