Wonder Woman vet Lynda Carter breaks her silence on the death of her husband of 37 years – Daily Mail

Lynda Carter of Wonder Woman fame has broken her silence on the death of her husband at age 73.

The 69-year-old actress took to Instagram on Wednesday to share her husband of 37 years, Robert A Altman, passed away a week ago. 

‘We shared the passion I hope everyone is lucky enough to experience in their lifetime. We protected each other and were each other’s champions always,’ said the Wonder Woman: 1984 star as she shared a black and white photo of the two.

Robert died in Baltimore on February 3, according to the Washington Post, which added the cause of death was complications from a medical procedure. 

A sad loss: Lynda Carter of Wonder Woman fame has broken her silence on the death of her husband. The 69-year-old actress took to Instagram on Wednesday to share her husband of 37 years, Robert A Altman, passed away a week ago

A sad loss: Lynda Carter of Wonder Woman fame has broken her silence on the death of her husband. The 69-year-old actress took to Instagram on Wednesday to share her husband of 37 years, Robert A Altman, passed away a week ago

A sad loss: Lynda Carter of Wonder Woman fame has broken her silence on the death of her husband. The 69-year-old actress took to Instagram on Wednesday to share her husband of 37 years, Robert A Altman, passed away a week ago

Heartbreaking: 'We shared the passion I hope everyone is lucky enough to experience in their lifetime. We protected each other and were each other’s champions always,' said the Wonder Woman: 1984 star as she shared a black and white photo of the two

Heartbreaking: 'We shared the passion I hope everyone is lucky enough to experience in their lifetime. We protected each other and were each other’s champions always,' said the Wonder Woman: 1984 star as she shared a black and white photo of the two

Heartbreaking: ‘We shared the passion I hope everyone is lucky enough to experience in their lifetime. We protected each other and were each other’s champions always,’ said the Wonder Woman: 1984 star as she shared a black and white photo of the two

Lynda and Robert wed in 1984 and welcomed two children together: Jessica, 27, and James, 33. 

Her note began, ‘One week ago, my beloved husband Robert A. Altman passed away. ‘Robert is the love of my life and he always will be,’ she added. She then said that their 37 years of marriage was ‘an extraordinary gift.’

The lounge singer added: ‘We shared the passion I hope everyone is lucky enough to experience in their lifetime. We protected each other and were each other’s champions always.’ 

Her massive show: She is best known for playing Wonder Woman on TV from 1975 until 1979

Her massive show: She is best known for playing Wonder Woman on TV from 1975 until 1979

Her massive show: She is best known for playing Wonder Woman on TV from 1975 until 1979

They became close friends: Carter has gotten to know Gal Gadot (L) who is playing Wonder Woman in the movies; seen in 2017 in Hollywood, California

They became close friends: Carter has gotten to know Gal Gadot (L) who is playing Wonder Woman in the movies; seen in 2017 in Hollywood, California

They became close friends: Carter has gotten to know Gal Gadot (L) who is playing Wonder Woman in the movies; seen in 2017 in Hollywood, California

Carter then talked about their kids.

‘We have always been grateful for the two beautiful lives we created together: our children, Jessica and James.

‘They are the lights of my life, and were the greatest joy of Robert’s. I see so much of Robert in them, and I know he lives on through them,’ she added. 

Her anchor: Her note began, 'One week ago, my beloved husband Robert A. Altman passed away. 'Robert is the love of my life and he always will be,' she added. Seen in 2016

Her anchor: Her note began, 'One week ago, my beloved husband Robert A. Altman passed away. 'Robert is the love of my life and he always will be,' she added. Seen in 2016

Her anchor: Her note began, ‘One week ago, my beloved husband Robert A. Altman passed away. ‘Robert is the love of my life and he always will be,’ she added. Seen in 2016

They had a strong bond: She then said that their 37 years of marriage was 'an extraordinary gift.' The lounge singer added: 'We shared the passion I hope everyone is lucky enough to experience in their lifetime.' Seen in 1983

They had a strong bond: She then said that their 37 years of marriage was 'an extraordinary gift.' The lounge singer added: 'We shared the passion I hope everyone is lucky enough to experience in their lifetime.' Seen in 1983

They had a strong bond: She then said that their 37 years of marriage was ‘an extraordinary gift.’ The lounge singer added: ‘We shared the passion I hope everyone is lucky enough to experience in their lifetime.’ Seen in 1983

‘Jessica, James, and I want to say thank you. We especially love hearing about the times you met Robert at concerts or through his work in the gaming world. He loved meeting you and hearing your stories.’

And she shared a special note for her late husband who was born in 1947: ‘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.’

Lynda finished with, ‘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.’  

Son James said of his dad, ‘He was fiercely loyal to his friends, and had a way of connecting with people instantly. Inspiring them, getting the best out of them, and often teaching them with his seemingly endless wisdom.’ 

News broke of his death on Friday. 

Family first: Carter then talked about their kids. 'We have always been grateful for the two beautiful lives we created together: our children, Jessica and James. They are the lights of my life, and were the greatest joy of Robert’s. I see so much of Robert in them, and I know he lives on through them,' she added. Seen in 2018

Family first: Carter then talked about their kids. 'We have always been grateful for the two beautiful lives we created together: our children, Jessica and James. They are the lights of my life, and were the greatest joy of Robert’s. I see so much of Robert in them, and I know he lives on through them,' she added. Seen in 2018

Family first: Carter then talked about their kids. ‘We have always been grateful for the two beautiful lives we created together: our children, Jessica and James. They are the lights of my life, and were the greatest joy of Robert’s. I see so much of Robert in them, and I know he lives on through them,’ she added. Seen in 2018

He worked as a lawyer in Washington, DC. First he was employed at Clifford & Warnke and then later he opened his own firm. He was also involved in a scandal surrounding the Bank of Credit and Commerce International. 

He then changed careers.

Altman became the co-founder of video game company ZeniMax Media in 1986. The company published The Elder Scrolls and Fallout. 

Publisher Bethesda Softworks shared a statement about Robert’s passing last week on Twitter. ‘He was a true visionary, friend, and believer in the spirit of people and the power of what they could accomplish together,’ the statement read.

‘He was an extraordinary leaders, and an even better human being.’

In 2009, ZeniMax acquired id Software. And in 2020, Microsoft acquired ZeniMax in a deal worth $7.5 billion. 

Hard to say goodbye: Lynda finished with, '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'

Hard to say goodbye: Lynda finished with, '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'

Hard to say goodbye: Lynda finished with, ‘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’

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