TV station manager dies following surgery in US

| 04/10/2010

(CNS): CITN confirmed the death this weekend of the station manager Rick Alpert on Monday. Alpert who had recently returned from surgery in Miami dies early Saturday 2 October at the age of 60. Fifteen years ago, Rick joined CITN from Atlanta. An alumnus of the NYU film school and Emmy Awardwinning director and producer, officials from the local TV station said Alpert had left his mark on current and future broadcasters in the Cayman Islands. With a passion for broadcast, CITN said Alpert had advocated using the television medium to benefit the community. He is survived by his wife, four children, three grandchildren, his parents and sister.

Alpert was part of the creative team for the Young Caymanian Leadership Awards (YCLA), produced the post-Ivan “Raising the Roof” telethon which raised over $2 million for the National Recovery Fund, and organised Cayman 27’s annual poppy appeal and awareness campaign.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    May he Rest in Peace.

  2. peter milburn says:

    My condolances to Ricks family.He will certainly be missed by many who knew him,worked with him and just knew him in general.Rest in peace my friend.

  3. Nancy and Bruce Rohleder and Staff of both Vigoro Nursery says:

    We are all deeply saddened by the news of Rick’s death!  He was such a nice caring man who made so many wonderful contributions to our island and to all who knew him.  Our thoughts are with his family during this difficult time.


  4. Anonymous says:

    Why would anyone want to post a "thumbs down" to any of these comments which are only intended to lift the spirits of those that knew and loved this man. This is a time of great sorrow for his family, friends and loved ones and how cruel to be doing this.

  5. David R. Legge says:

    Rick had two families that he loved dearly—Julie and the children, and the team at WestStar/CITN. Vicki and I pass along our most heartfelt condolences to you all. Rick was a wonderful, gentle man, and all who knew him will miss him greatly . . .

    —Dave Legge

  6. Walkers in the Garden says:

    Always so helpful and so nice. Sad to hear his loss from our community.
    My sincere condolences to the family. May God welcome Rick swiftly into Heaven and may God also give you both the strength to mourn during this time and strength to be strong in the future.

  7. MonkeySee says:

    my deepest condolences to the family of a wonderfully creative & talented man! 

  8. Anonymous says:

    Rick was a truly great man – I will miss him deeply.