Karl Soderlund has died, the TV legend Sally Jessy Raphael’s husband, died at the age of 90.
According to Raphael’s rep, Karl Soderlund died from complications due to Alzheimer’s disease on Thursday, August 6, at their farm in Dutchess County, New York.
Soderlund was born in Duluth, Minnesota. He was a Korean War veteran with the Air Force Radio Service (AFRS). According to the former talk show host’s rep, Raphael was her husband’s caretaker for the past few years.
Soderlund and Raphael got married in 1962 and spent 57 years as husband and wife. The two celebrated Soderlund’s 90th birthday in June.
“When I married Karl, he was 5 years my senior. Somehow, over 60 years, my Peter Pan husband has remained forever young and handsome!” she tweeted on June 3, alongside a photo of the two. “Happy 90th birthday to the love of my life – so glad we can finally be together with loved ones to celebrate your amazing life!”