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Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman

In some very disheartening news, Lynda Carter’s husband Robert A. Altman has died. The lawyer-turned-video-game-mogul passed away at the age of 73 last week. Lynda Carter, the original Wonder Woman actress, has written a heartwarming message after losing her husband and the father to her two children.

Lynda Carter has been in headlines relatively recently for her involvement in Wonder Woman 1984 and her appearance in the credit scene of the movie. Her name being in headlines now, though, is a less joyful affair. Carter exudes sadness in a tribute to her late husband that she has shared to her Twitter account. In part of her tribute, she speaks directly to Robert A. Altman in a look into the love that they shared for one another:

To Robert: You are the most honorable person that I have ever had the privilege to know. And I got to be your wife and the mother of your children. Thank you for giving me all the love in my life. Nothing could prepare our family for this moment, but we will do our best to follow our dreams and honor the legacy you’ve left behind. I will love you always and forever.

Robert A. Altman and Lynda Carter were married for 37 years and shared two children together. While it’s impossible to know how much love they had for each other and how painful the loss of Altman is for Carter and her children, we get a little bit of an idea from the strong words in her message.

When you hear of marriages that have lasted and remained happy for decades, you know there has to be a strong bond and a special kind of love behind them. It is the type of love that Lynda Carter seems to have had, and in the same message, she says she hopes everyone has the chance to someday experience it as well. Take a look at her full message:

Although the bonded couple were married after Lynda Carter’s stint as the titular role in the TV series Wonder Woman, they were together through the majority of her acting career. Carter even voice acted in the many video games that make up The Elder Scrolls series from Bethesda, which is partially owned by her husband's company.

Our hearts go out to Lynda Carter and the rest of her family as they process this difficult loss. Carter was the world’s first live-action TV Wonder Woman, but losing someone as vital as her other half could shake even the most solid superheroes. We hope she’s staying strong during this time.

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