Former NBC6 TV anchor Joel Connable found dead

11/08/2012 9:22 AM

11/08/2012 8:28 PM

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.

For more, click here.

About Jose Lambiet

Jose Lambiet

@GossipExtra

Jose Lambiet covers celebrities from Palm Beach to Miami Beach. He runs gossipextra.com and writes celebrity columns for the Miami Herald.

Join the Discussion

Miami Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Terms of Service