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Mother of 'GMA' co-host Robin Roberts dies

The Associated Press, Friday, August 31, 2012, 4:53am (PDT)
  • NEW YORK (AP) — The mother of "Good Morning America" co-host Robin Roberts has died.

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    Jeffrey W. Schneider, senior vice president of ABC News, said 88-year-old Lucimarian Roberts died Thursday night.

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    ABC's Facebook page said Robins traveled "home to Mississippi just in time to see her."

    The death came on the same day Roberts said goodbye to her co-workers and audience before starting medical leave for a bone marrow transplant.

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    Her departure had been set for Friday. But in a last-minute change of plans she told her viewers she was leaving a day early to visit her ailing mother.

    WABC-TV said Lucimarian Roberts was the first African-American to head Mississippi's board of education. She also collaborated with her daughter on a book titled, "My Story, My Song — Mother-Daughter Reflections on Life and Faith."

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