Former NBC6 TV anchor Joel Connable found dead

 

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Just days after getting married and leaving Miami to relaunch his television career, former WTVJ-NBC 6 anchorman Joel Connable was found dead in Seattle after reportedly suffering a diabetic seizure. He was 39.

His father posted on Facebook on Thursday that Connable, who had Type 1 diabetes, may have died due to a malfunctioning of the insulin pump he wore 24-hours a day.

"With great sadness we write to tell you of the death of our son, Joel. He had just started a new job at KOMO, the ABC TV station in Seattle, and he was alone in his apartment when his insulin pump malfunctioned. The lead line was disconnected without his realizing it. It was one of those accidents of fate," wrote the anchor's parents, Al and Roma Connable.

Connable, who married his longtime girlfriend just two weeks ago, was making his comeback to big time television at Seattle's ABC affiliate KOMO.

Connable was fired from NBC 6 in 2009 for allegedly taking freebies — a no-no at the Broward County-based station. His wrongful termination lawsuit against the organization is still pending.

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