Veteran news anchor Leslie Griffith has died, according to a report by KTVU Channel 2 News.
Griffith, who anchored the news on KTVU for two decades, died Wednesday in Lake Chapala, Mexico, according to the report.
Leslie Griffith: Cause of death
A family member told KTVU that Griffith had been suffering from Lyme Disease ever since being bitten by a tick while living in Oregon in 2015.
She’d had a home in Mexico since 2016.
Sufferers of the Lyme Disease often experience flu-like symptoms or a distinctive red rash between three and 30 days after they were bitten.
But it can spiral into something much worse if left untreated.
It can cause agonizing joint pain, paralysis, cognitive issues, heart problems and inflammation of the membranes around the brain and spinal cord.
However, it is unclear whether Leslie’s battle with Lyme disease contributed to her death.
Who was Leslie Griffith?
Griffith joined KTVU in 1986 as a weekend reporter and anchor, and ended up becoming one of the Bay Area’s most recognized television reporters. She began co-anchoring the “Ten O’Clock News” in 1998.
Griffith resigned in 2006.
Griffith, who is from Tomball, Texas, is survived by two daughters, Trenton and Carly, and two grandchildren, according to KTVU.
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