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Beloved Weatherman Sonny Eliot dies

The Metro Detroit area lost a legend this morning with the passing of 91 year old Sonny Eliot (born Marvin Schlossberg). Sonny began his broadcast career an incredible 60 years ago with his weekly "At the Zoo" program. He went on to become a staple in our homes doing his nightly weather forecasts, which were sprinkled with much humor. We all remember phrases like "ha ho hum" weather meaning hazy, hot and humid.

Sonny was studying at Wayne State University when called into action for World War II. He was a B-24 pilot shot down over Germany. Sonny spent 18 months in Stalagluft I where he took it upon himself to raise the morale of his fellow prisoners with his humor and positive outlook. After the war he returned to his studies at WSU and earned a BA in English and an MA in mass communications. Sonny earned many awards throughout his long career including the Michigan Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame recognition in 2002.

Our sincerest thoughts to his beloved wife Annette and his family.We'll miss you, old friend.