Sally Jessy Raphael's husband Karl Soderlund dead at 90 after Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease battle

KARL Soderlund, the husband of talk show legend Sally Jessy Raphael, died at the age of 90 at their farm in Dutchess County, New York on Thursday.

He passed away from complications stemming from his longtime battle with Alzheimer's disease, according to DailyMail.com. 

A friend close to the family told the outlet: “He put up a courageous fight against Alzheimer's and Parkinson's for the past five years and he never lost his brilliant sense of humor.

“They had a wonderful 57 years together and literally never spent a day apart.

“Karl was known for his warmth and kindness, as well as his wicked sense of humor. He was loved by all.

“Sally is asking for privacy during this difficult time as she mourns her beloved husband.”

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