Bill Hall, a longtime weathercaster for Nashville NBC-affiliate WSMV, has died. He was 65.

Hall joined WSMV in 1974 and was promoted to chief weathercaster in 1977. He left the station in 2005. WSMV announced his death during a newscast last week (watch above).

“Bill was an authentic and genuine human being who loved his work and especially treasured the people he met and served along the way,” WSMV anchor Demetria Kalodimos said in a statement.