ATLANTA (AP) — Longtime Atlanta information anchor Jovita Moore has died after being diagnosed with an aggressive type of mind cancer. She was 53.
WSB-TV, the place Moore had labored since 1998, introduced Friday that Moore died Thursday night time from glioblastoma.
“After a nearly 7-month battle with an extremely aggressive type of mind cancer, our colleague and friend Jovita Moore have handed away,” Moore’s co-anchor Justin Farmer stated in a video posted on the station’s website. “She passed the final night, as she needed, with her family by her aspect. She handed peacefully.”
Moore had gone to the physician in mid-April after feeling like she was going to move out while strolling by way of a grocery retailer parking lot.
“I used to be actually involved about why all of a sudden I was forgetful, disoriented, and simply not feeling myself. Feeling like I was in a fog and really desirous to get out of that fog,” Moore said on the time.
An MRI revealed two small lots in her mind and she underwent surgery to take away the tumors simply days later. In July, she asked WSB to share with viewers that she had been diagnosed with glioblastoma. Remedy can slow most cancers’ progression and cut back signs and signs, however, treatment is often not potential, according to the Mayo Clinic’s website.
A local New Yorker, Moore labored at WMC-TV in Memphis and KFSM in Fayetteville and Fort Smith, Arkansas, earlier than arriving at WSB. Her demise was met with an outpouring of condolences in her adopted city.
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms called her a “wonderful mother, daughter, and dear friend to many.”
“Even those who didn’t know her personally felt a deep and private connection to Jovita,” Bottoms stated in a statement posted on town’s website. “She cherished Atlanta dearly. Our ideas and prayers are with her kids Lauren, Shelby, and Joshua, her mom, and all who cherished her. Could her lovely spirit soar. Jovita will likely be truly missed.”