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Meteorologist Mel Goldstein Dies at Age 66

HARTFORD, Conn. – News Channel 8’s meteorologist Dr. Mel Goldstein has died. He was 66.

A news release from Gov.Dannel Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman expressed their regret at his passing.

“Dr. Mel was more than a meteorologist – with his charming character, warm smile and friendly personality, he became an icon in Connecticut and was loved by many,” the release said. “We send our thoughts and condolences to his family, friends and staff at WTNH.  He will be missed.”

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said: "Dr. Mel was a dear friend and great public servant, who made every day brighter regardless of the weather. He committed his life to making others happier, and bringing sunshine into their lives through acts of kindness, small and large."

U.S. Sen. Joe Libermann said: "I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. Mel Goldstein, who for decades bestowed his warm personality and excellent meteorology into homes across Connecticut.  His service and commitment to our state will not be forgotten, and he will certainly be missed."

Goldstein's funeral will be held 10:30 a.m., Friday, at the Robert E Shure funeral home in New Haven, WTNH said.

For more information on his passing WTNH has a report .

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