On Monday new KOMO TV weekend anchor was found dead, the victim of an apparent diabetic seizure. The newsman's untimely death came just one week after he joined KOMO, and not long after he was married, as MyNorthwest.com reports.
A lifelong Type 1 diabetic according to reports, the 39-year-old Connable lived with a diabetic pump that may have malfunctioned. My Northwest.com's story includes a link to a Facebook post from Connable's parents that reads:
With great sadness we write to tell you of the death of our son Joel. He had just started a new job at KOMO, the ABC TV station in Seattle, and he was alone in his apartment when his insulin pump malfunctioned. The lead line was disconnected without his realizing it. It was one of those accidents of fate.
"He suffered from diabetes and we're told likely died from a seizure," anchor Dan Lewis said. "Joel had an impressive career in broadcasting at stations all over the country. We regret that our KOMO viewers will not get the chance to get to know Joel Connable."
Our condolences go out to Connable's family, friends and coworkers.