ABC 24 Mourns Death of Chief Meteorologist Mark Walden

ABC 24 Mourns Death of Chief Meteorologist Mark Walden

It is with great sadness that we report the sudden loss of an ABC 24 family member, Chief Meteorologist Mark Walden.
MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - It is with great sadness that we report the sudden loss of an ABC 24 family member, Chief Meteorologist Mark Walden.

According to officials, Mark died in his home over the weekend from apparent natural causes. He was 38 years old.

Mark joined ABC 24 in 1999. He was highly respected among his colleagues as a gifted meteorologist with a passion for weather, and keeping our community safe and informed. Mark also proudly served with numerous charitable organizations.

"Our ABC 24 family is deeply saddened by the passing of chief meteorologist Mark Walden. He was highly respected among his colleagues and served this community as a gifted meteorologist and through his generous work with local charities. He touched our lives and will be greatly missed," stated Ardyth Dierks, ABC 24 Vice President and General Manager.

He leaves behind his beloved wife, stepdaughter and son.

"Our family thanks everyone in the Mid-South for their condolences and kind words," stated Mark's wife, Jackquelynne Walden. "Mark really loved his viewers. He never met a stranger. And we’re grateful for all the prayers and support."

Memorial services are still pending. All of us at ABC 24 are heartbroken by Mark's passing, and we extend our deepest sympathies to his family and loved ones.

ABC 24 has shared many of our memories of Mark Walden on a special memorial page, where we hope you will share your memories as well.
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