Longtime southwest Florida news anchor Harry Horn has died. He’d suffered from ALS—or Lou Gehrig’s disease. He spent most of the summer at Hope Hospice in Cape Coral. In May of last year, Horn traveled to Washington— hoping to secure more funding for research on the disease that would eventually take his life.
“I made my living giving the evening news. And now it’s very hard for me to talk. But, as long as I’ve got legs and some kind of a voice, I hope you’ll listen.”
Horn’s wife Toni Mattison will continue that mission. She will direct a new Southwest Florida Chapter of the ALS Association. She hopes to establish clinics at local hospitals. The closest treatment options are in Miami or St. Petersburg. A memorial service for Harry Horn will be held on Sunday at 2:30 at Faith Presbytarian Church in Cape Coral. He was 61. WGCU–TV will air programs produced by Harry Horn Tuesday night starting at 9:00.
Tuesday, 23 August 2005 01:00