August 8, 2005
ABC News Anchor Peter Jennings Dies of Cancer
Filed at 0:12 a.m. ET
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Peter Jennings, prime-time anchorman for ABC News for more than two decades, died of lung cancer on Sunday at his home in New York, the network said. He was 67.
The Canadian-born Jennings, host of ABC's ``World News Tonight'' since 1983, announced in April that he had been diagnosed with lung cancer.
``Peter died with his family around him, without pain and in peace. He knew he'd lived a good life,'' his family said in a statement released by the network.
Jennings was the last of a generation of long-serving lead anchors for major U.S. broadcasters.
He is survived by his wife Kayce Freed, his two children Elizabeth, 25 and Christopher, 23 and his sister, Sarah Jennings.