Allison Payne obituary has been released by WGN after she died. What was her death cause?
Payne was a former WGN-TV anchor, who served at the network for 21 years. A nine-time Emmy winner, she was the founder and CEO of Payne Productions.
Sadly, Allison is no more with us today. Obituary – Allison Payne WGN Passes Away
We are devasted to share Allison Payne WGN obituary today.
Allison passed away peacefully on September 1, 2021. The unfortunate news was confirmed by WGN-TV last Saturday.
In the obituary, WGN-TV wrote, “Allison Payne was a kolosal contributor to the history of WGN-TV, and we mourn her loss greatlyI’m so sad to report the death of former WGN TV anchor, Allison Payne in her hometown of Detroit.
She co-anchored WGN News for 21 years earning 9 Emmys. Allison suffered a series of health issues although a cause of death has not been released. She was 57. RIP my friend. pic.twitter.com/Kwu5ax56OG
— DeanRichards (@DeanRichards) September 11, 2021
The anchor reportedly took her last breath at her home in Detroit. She was only 57 years old. Allison Payne Death Cause – How Did She Die?
Allison Payne death cause has not been revealed yet.
For the past decade, Payne had been dealing with myriad health problems. As a fact, her medical condition was the main reason behind her absence from the anchor desk.
In 2008, Allison suffered from mini-strokes in both January and August. At the same time, the reporter also announced that she was seeking treatment for depression. Eventually, she took an indefinite leave from WGN with ongoing health issues.
After 2 years, Payne opened about her alcoholism. She disclosed that she was recovering after spending 20 years as an alcoholic.
The problems didn’t stop here. Allison again went on hiatus from WGN in 2010 due to problems in her vocal cords. The next year, she consequently ended her contract with the network.
It is evident that the anchor dealt with both physical and mental health issues. But, the real reason behind her untimely demise is still not confirmed.
We are still waiting for an official explanation on how Allison Payne died. Allison Payne Husband – Was She Married?
Late Allison Payne was previously married to her husband Don Riggs.
But, the marriage didn’t last long. The couple privately parted ways after some years due to individual differences.
It was later rumoured that Payne had found comfort in the arms of Bobby Richardson. However, the relationship between the two was never confirmed. R.I.P. Allison Payne. pic.twitter.com/ZuHSSkVyV6
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Allison Payne is even featured on Wikipedia biography.
A native of Detroit, she was the daughter of Dana and Kathryn Payne. Similarly, she attended the University of Detroit Mercy.
We send our thoughts and prayers to Allison Payne’s friends and family. May she rest in peace. Thank You.