Parkinson’s Disease Becomes Aaron Latham’s Cause of Death — US day News
We have been informed of a tragic loss on July 25, 2022. Aaron Latham’s cause of death is reported due to his disease which he had been suffering from for a long time. May he always be remembered by his fans and friends.
Chris Gardner announced: “Aaron Latham, journalist, author, screenwriter, husband of Lesley Stahl since 1977, has passed away. He battled Parkinson’s for 13+ years. I spoke to Lesley last week and she said he took a turn for worse after contracting COVID in 2020. W/@MikeBarnes4.”
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Born on October 3, 1943, the American journalist attracted much attention to himself after co-writing Urban Cowboy’s script with director James Bridges. Not to mention that he co-wrote the book for the short-lived 2003 Broadway musical version as well.
Being raised in a Methodist family in the tiny Spur in Dickens County in West Texas, he was known to be the son of Annie Launa (Cozby) and Cecil Clyde Latham. He is married to Lesley Stahl.
For those who may wonder, Mrs. Stahl is CBS News and 60 Minutes correspondent. The lovely couple is blessed with one daughter named Taylor.
She was born on December 16, 1941, and is a respected television journalist. She started her career as a producer in 1971with CBS News and has spent most of her career there.
For her news and television investigations, she gained fame which later led her to an award-winning foreign reporting. She has received multiple journalism awards for her body of work, including:
- A Lifetime Achievement News and Documentary Emmy Award in 2003 for overall excellence in reporting
- The Dennis Kauff Journalism Award for lifetime achievement in the news profession.
- The Golden Plate Award of the American Academy of Achievement
- The International Center For Journalists Founders Award for Journalistic Excellence.
- The Radio Television Digital News Association’s Paul White Award for Lifetime Achievement
You’d be amazed to know that Stahl served as CBS News White House correspondent being recognized as the first woman to hold that job, before joining 60 Minutes. It was during the Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan presidencies and part of the term of George H. W. Bush.
Mrs. Stahl attracted media attention for her interview with President Donald Trump in 2020. In the interview, Mr. Trump stopped the discussion short as he walked out due to his objections to her warning him about “tough questions” which he believed were unsuitable.
What We Know About Aaron Latham’s Cause of Death
The beloved journalist who authored the article that inspired the movie Urban Cowboy is not among us anymore. Aaron Latham’s cause of death was due to Parkinson’s disease.
Mike Barnes expressed: “#RIP Aaron Latham; husband of the amazing @LesleyRStahl (they were married for 45 years) wrote articles that inspired the Travolta pics ‘Urban Cowboy’ and ‘Perfect,’ then made sure he’d handle the screenplays, too, as part of his contract. @chrissgardner “
According to his wife in her recent interview, his health worsened after he was diagnosed with COVID-19 in 2020. We lost the legend at the age of 78. He passed away on Saturday at Bryn Mawr Hospital in Pennsylvania.
Mr. Latham found success with a surgical procedure called deep brain stimulation, according to sources. It helped him to reduce tremors and stiffness, however, like it’s mentioned earlier, his condition worsened after getting diagnosed with COVID-19.
The 80-year-old Stahl shared about a week ago that the pair got COVID-19 right at the very beginning which sadly disrupted the course of Mr. Latham’s illness.
As she told in the interview, Parkinson’s is a progressively degenerate disorder, and ‘he was going along in a very slow, incremental, downward trend, but not bad’.
“But when he got COVID, he just went off the side of the cliff,” she shared with the public.
Since the heartbreaking is out, friends and fans have been sending their sympathies and condolences through social media.
Bryan Curtis tribute: “The Ballad of the Urban Cowboy is my idea of a perfect magazine story, with its reporting and big ideas and its ability to capture an awesomely Texan moment in time. Aaron Latham was an absolute stud.”
A fan wrote: “Goodbye to Aaron Latham, American journalist, and writer (‘Crazy Sundays: F. Scott Fitzgerald in Hollywood’). He wrote two of his own articles for URBAN COWBOY and PERFECT, both James Bridges films and co-wrote COLLEGE WOLVES with David S. Ward. Rest in peace.”
Originally published at https://usdaynews.com on July 25, 2022.