Gone Too Soon! WABC Reporter Lisa Colagrossi Dead At 49 After Suffering Brain Aneurysm

ABC Eyewitness News Reporter Lisa Colagrossi Dead At 49

Mar. 21 2015, Updated 1:28 p.m. ET

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WABC Eyewitness News reporter Lisa Colagrossi suffered a brain hemorrhage and died at age 49. Take a look back at the beloved newswoman's life.

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ABC Eyewitness News Reporter Lisa Colagrossi Dead At 49
ABC Eyewitness News Reporter Lisa Colagrossi Dead At 49
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Colagrossi has just finished reporting live when the brain aneurysm ocurred.

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She was taken to New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center where she was placed on life support and later pronounced dead.

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"Lisa Colagrossi embodied the Eyewitness News spirit - a straightforward reporter who told the truth, empathetic to the everyday citizens of the New York area, and demanding of those in power," Dave Davis, president and general manager of WABC-TV, said in a statement.

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Colagrossi's friend and colleague Lori Stokes said, "She was dedicated to telling a story with honesty, a working woman, a hockey mom, she was gutsy and fearless."

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Before reporting in NYC, Colagrossi worked in her native Cleveland and also Orlando.

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"It's a devastating loss," Stokes said through tears while reporting on her friend's death.

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Colagrossi is survived by her husband and two sons, Davis and Evan.

ABC Eyewitness News Reporter Lisa Colagrossi Dead At 49
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Collegue Michelle Charlesworth said, "She was a great mommy. She loved those boys. So dedicated!"

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