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'Wheel Of Fortune' Host Chuck Woolery Lost His 19-Year-Old Son In Motorcycle Accident: My World Stopped Turning

Date September 26, 2019 12:12

When Wheel of Fortune host Chuck Woolery lost his beloved son in a tragic accident, his world just stopped turning. Only one thing could help Woolery heal the pain of child loss.

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Tragic accident

Chuck Woolery is one of the most outstanding and talented TV presenters on American television. He is best-known for hosting such iconic shows as Wheel of Fortune, Love Connection, and Scrabble.

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Chuck was married four times. The popular host and his first wife Margaret had 2 children together. Unfortunately, a horrible tragedy took the life of their 19-year-old son Chad.

Chad died in a motorcycle accident. According to the police reports, the young man apparently hadn’t been wearing a helmet.

Father’s worst nightmare

Chuck Woolery remembers that tragic day like it was yesterday. He asked Chad to leave the motorcycle and take his car instead. The boy didn’t listen to him. We wish he knew his father was right.

Woolery was devastated after his son’s demise. Moreover, he thought there was nothing left for him to live for.

He said:

When Chad died, I was crushed. Something died with me that could never be replaced.

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The host added that Chad was so young and could have had an entire life ahead of him. He liked to sing and play guitar. He was good in all kinds of sports. The boy wanted to become an actor. So many dreams that would never come true!

How Chuck could deal with his loss

Time heals even the deepest wounds. Woolery found a way to deal with grief. Faith saved him and returned him back to normal life.

Chuck explained:

My Christian faith is probably the single thing that got me through this. Without the understanding of where Chad is and what I expect in the future, it would have been very difficult.

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Woolery added that strong faith literally “pulled him through that tragedy.”

It helps me with every crisis.

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We hope that Chuck Woolery’s example will help other parents, who lost their kids, cope with grief and keep on living a normal life. We can’t change the past, but the future is in our own hands.