Popular weatherman Piet Paulusma dies after a long battle with cancer – Following the passing of beloved weatherman Piet Paulusma over the weekend, tributes have been pouring in. Paulusma, 65, had been suffering from cancer for some years but had kept his diagnosis hidden.
According to dutchnews.nl, Paulusma began his career in 1985 at Omrop Fryslân in his native Friesland, then moved on to SBS6 for 35 years, where he presented the weather from a different outside location every day. Each program finished with his signature oant moarn (until tomorrow in Frisian).
Paulusma continued to work until a few days before his death. ‘He was extraordinarily strong in the face of his sickness,’ said Jan Slager, head of broadcaster Max, where Paulusma’s show will air in 2020. ‘He went on as long as he possibly could.’
Paulusma was a big proponent of his native province, according to the Frisian language and weather agency KNMI, who described him as a “highly respected meteorological collaborator.” ‘He was motivated and passionate about his subject,’ said NOS weather lady Willemijn Hoebert.