Longtime Weather Channel meteorologist Dave Schwartz died Saturday after his third bout with cancer, the station reported on its website.
Schwartz, 63, spent more than 20 years on air at the station and had been battling cancer for the past 10 years.
“His passion and love of weather will never be forgotten, he will be greatly missed,” the Weather Channel said on its Facebook page.
Schwartz was diagnosed with Stage 2 pancreatic cancer 10 years ago and was given one year to live after an unsuccessful procedure to remove a tumor, the Weather Channel reported.
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But Schwartz continued with radiation and chemotherapy and was pronounced cancer-free after a second surgical procedure.
The cancer returned less than a year later, but Schwartz was able to beat it a second time.
“Everything was genuine about this wonderful man. He was everybody’s friend and that’s what he really wanted to be. He made so many of us laugh, smile, and wish we were like him. He was so genuine and trustworthy - things that come from the soul and cannot be taught,” longtime friend and colleague Jim Cantore said on the Weather Channel’s website.
In 2015, Schwartz found out he had stomach cancer and went on the air earlier this year to discuss his battles.
“I want to let you know the reason why I have lost 35 pounds in the last five months is that I am being treated for cancer… Stomach cancer, of all things, for a foodie,” Schwartz told his television audience in February.