Kathy Berman killed in two-car crash this morning.
Kathy Berman, the wife of ESPN's Chris Berman, passed away this morning after a two-car crash near Woodbury, Connecticut.
Kathy Berman, a teacher, was married to Chris for more than 33 years, they and had two children, Meredith and Douglas. She was 67.
President of ESPN, John Skipper released the following statement following today's tragic news.
"This is a devastating tragedy and difficult to comprehend," John Skipper, president of ESPN, said in a statement. "Chris is beloved by all his ESPN colleagues and for good reason: He has a huge heart and has given so much to so many over the years. We know how much his family means to him and all we can do at a moment like this is give him the love and support he will surely need at this hour. Our thoughts and prayers are with Chris, Meredith, Doug and the entire family."
The driver of the other car, Edward Bertulis, of Waterbury, Connecticut, also died in the accident. He was 87.
Several NFL teams and players sent out condolences to Berman, who recently left his post as host of ESPN's Sunday NFL Countdown after 31 seasons. He remains with ESPN after signing a new contract.
Our thoughts are with Chris Berman and his family after the passing of his wife Kathy.— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) May 10, 2017
Statement from Coach Harbaugh: pic.twitter.com/UVW0ant1IA
Truly sad to hear Mrs. Kathy Berman is no longer with us. Praying for you Chris as I know you always told me she was your rock.— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) May 10, 2017
So saddened to learn of the tragic passing of Kathy Berman. God's blessings to you and your family Boom.— John Lynch (@JohnLynch49ers) May 10, 2017
The @HoustonTexans extend our deepest condolences to the Berman family on the loss of their beloved Kathy. You are in our thoughts & prayers— Texans PR (@TexansPR) May 10, 2017