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WVVA icon Stan Sweet dies

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Stan Sweet during an on-camera appearance in 2011. Stan Sweet during an on-camera appearance in 2011.
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BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - It is with a heavy heart that we pass along the news that legendary WVVA weatherman Stan Sweet has passed away.

He was 85 years old.

Sweet, a White Sulphur Springs native, enjoyed a lengthy career in show biz, appearing in television and film before coming to WVVA in the 1980s.

He was also a world quick draw champion, showcasing his firearm handling skills on national showcases such as 'Late Night with David Letterman.'

But it was Sweet's flashy wardrobe and unique delivery of the weather that have left him fondly remembered by thousands of viewers across the Two Virginias.

Sweet signed off from WVVA for the final time in 2006. His final on-camera appearance came late last year, while promoting his autobiography at a book signing in his hometown of White Sulphur Springs.

Sweet was equally loved by his co-workers at WVVA. Thoughts and prayers are with his family during this time. 

He is survived by his wife, Sylvi, and three children.

We will be brining you more videos and memories of Stan Sweet's WVVA career from our archives here on WVVA.com in the coming hours.

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