Las Vegas ABC affiliate KTNV reports former morning meteorologist Mike Tsolinas has died after a short illness.
“According to a Facebook post by his brother, Mike became sick about 3 weeks ago,” the station reported. “It was originally believed that he had the flu, which turned into pneumonia. After his conditioned worsened he was placed on life support. His exact cause of death is unknown at this time.”
In his last post to Facebook on July 1, Tsolinas wrote “I’ve never been anything but very honest and this is the SICKEST I’ve ever been.”
In a 35-year career, Tsolinas worked at stations in Chicago, Los Angeles and Detroit. He left KTNV in 2013 and launched a nonprofit, the Cumulus Foundation, dedicated to teaching schoolchildren about the weather.