LEGENDARY news anchor Sandi Klein has died after a long battle with cancer, her family have said.
The 73-year-old died on October 14 – days after entering the hospice.
Klein worked for New York radio station WINS for 19 years and joined the network in 1993.
She left the company in 2012 and hosted the podcast Sandi Klein Show.
Klein had battled carcinoid syndrome – a form of neuroendocrine cancer – for 15 years.
When news of her death broke, tributes poured out over Klein.
Author Lisa Fantino said: “RIP dear Sandi Klein. You brought so much positivity into the NYC airwaves. An honor to be your guest.”
Radio host Dave Stewart said he was “sad” to hear of Klein’s death.
He said: “I loved working with her at WPLJ in the early ’90s. Sandi was wonderful both in the air and off.
“I’ll never forget the night she had a bunch of us over for a hilariously loud party.”
The Sandi Klein Show Twitter account confirmed last week that she had entered hospice care.
A heartbreaking blog post reads: “It is with a heavy heart that we share some news with you all.
“Our amazing host that we all know and love – Sandi Klein – has battled and triumphed over Carcinoid Syndrome, a devastating neuroendocrine cancer, for almost 15 years.
“She has lived such a vibrant life during this time and has shared many wonderful, life-affirming experiences, connections and conversations with all of you.”
The post revealed that Klein’s battle with the disease had become “much more difficult” over the past year.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/6458844/sandi-klein-dead-anchor-cancer-battle/ Sandi Klein dead at 73 – The legendary WINS news anchor dies after a long battle with cancer and days after entering hospice care