Cokie Roberts was born Mary Martha Corinne Morrison Claiborne Boggs on 27 December 1943 to her parents Lindy Boggs and Hale Boggs who were the Louisiana representative at the United States House of Representatives and the reason she got the name of Cookie was when her brother was not able to pronounce her name and instead called her Cookie which stuck with her throughout her life.
After receiving a degree in Political Science from Wellesley College in 1964, she moved to Washington DC to pursue her career in journalism. She did not follow in the footstep of her parents or her siblings, who all went into politics to varying levels of success. Instead, she moved to the capital and started on her career of journalism.
Cokie always said she was guilty for a while about not taking after her father and running for a political office, but she also stated she suppressed her guilt by educating people about the government and writing about the people in power and holding them accountable.
This was her mission while she was alive, speaking truth to power and empowering people with knowledge so they can make an informed decision for who should be the people leading the country. But after years of struggle and battling with the disease, Cokie took her last breath in this world and left her legacy, children and husband behind.
How Did Cokie Roberts Die?
Cokie Roberts always advocated for and raised awareness about the prevalence of Breast Cancer, and while trying women to get their regular mammograms, she was able to detect her breast cancer early on, which resulted in the successful diagnosis and then eradication of the tumor.
The respected journalist was back on her job and making sure people got their mammograms and got in front of their cancers as well as other preexisting conditions in their bodies. Her early detection of the disease resulted in the cure of the disease and also her elongated life.
Source: ABC News
But even though the early detection was able to elongate her life by about 20 years, it was not enough because, on 17 September 2019, the ABC News host died due to complications from breast cancer. The disease did not come back, but the complexity of the surgery and the harm inflicted on her by cancer before it was even diagnosed were enough to complicate her life.
The journalist suffered from cancer, and due to the health complication, she died. Cokie said at the start of 2019 when it was revealed she was admitted to a hospital, she spoke about wanting to come back and cover the 2020 election, but the complication was much severe than first anticipated.
Watch: Cokie Roberts being honored by ABC News after her death
A true legend was lost this year, and people need to be careful about breast cancer and the harm it causes to the life of a person, which was what she was fighting for. She is survived by her husband of over 50 years and two children they shared.
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