Hardy Jackson



Age: 60


Summary: Mississippi man who captured the nation's attention when he approached local TV reporter Jennifer Mayerle on the streets of Biloxi, Mississippi and told her how he had just lost his wife Tonette Jackson to the storm surge during Hurricane Katrina on Aug. 29, 2005 in a short interview that was broadcast internationally, whose determination to keep a promise to his wife was felt across the country after he had emotionally described how his house was split in two by the force of the storm, and whose story was widely recorded in blogs, newspaper articles and TV reports.



Cause of Death: Lung cancer


Born: September 17, 1952


Died: March 30, 2013


Location: Palmetto, Georgia