The Berman family received an outpouring of support all day Wednesday, including a touching tribute from one of ESPN’s chief competitors.
Kathy Berman, the wife of longtime ESPN personality Chris Berman, died Tuesday in a car crash in Connecticut. The tragic death obviously was a devastating shock for the Berman family and the entire ESPN family as she left behind her husband and two children.
Among the tributes to Kathy Berman was this short tribute from TNT’s Ernie Johnson, who sadly has far too much experience with these sorts of things over the last few years.
TNT also offered its condolences to the Berman family during the network’s broadcast of the NBA playoff game between the Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards.
“We are overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and sympathy from so many folks we know, and so many others we look forward to knowing,” the Bermans said in a statement, per TMZ. “Kathy Berman had a huge heart, and this would have warmed hers beyond belief. It certainly warmed ours. All of us need to keep the family of Edward Bertulis in our thoughts and prayers as well.”