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Al Roker and Deborah Roberts mourn heartbreaking loss of her sister

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Deborah Roberts had a heartrending end to her long 4th of July weekend as she dealt with the devastating loss of her oldest sister, Annette.MORE: Al Roker and Deborah Roberts enjoy family reunion before son Nick's bittersweet departure for collegeThe ABC journalist and wife of Today's Al Roker took to social media to share a pair of portraits of her late family member alongside an emotional tribute.VIDEO: Al Roker shares update from dangerous new adventureShe told her sister's incredible story, detailing: "We have lost the glow of a warm light in my family.

My oldest sister, Annette, has left us. She struggled against Alzheimer's for 5-6 years before succumbing to complications which robbed her of everything that made her so special. "I hate this disease.

Annette was my role model as I grew up. She was the first in our family to go to college. And she always managed to look like a movie star to me.

I owe my love of high fashion to her. (Or I blame her for it)."MORE: Al Roker's son Nick's challenging road to latest milestone achievementDeborah continued on about her sister's penchant for style, saying: "After she got a job during her years at Ft.

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