CHICAGO (CBS) — Longtime meteorologist Jerry Taft has died.

He gave his final forecast the night he retired from Chicago’s ABC 7.

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Taft spent more than 40 years predicting the weather on Chicago television stations. Shortly after retiring in 2018, he took up a job as an Uber driver in Florida.

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He died Thursday night at his home in Florida.

Taft was 77 years old.

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