Lynda Carter Shares A Poignant Tribute To Her Late Husband, Robert Altman

Robert Altman, a 73-year-old gaming CEO and husband to the original Wonder Woman Lynda Carter, died on Feb. 3 in a Baltimore hospital at age 73 (per The Washington Post). On Feb. 10, Carter finally broke her silence on her husband's death — writing a heartfelt tribute to the love that the couple shared throughout their 37 years of marriage.

"One week ago, my beloved husband Robert A. Altman passed away," Carter shared on Instagram, calling him the love of her life and "always will be": "Our 37 years of marriage were an extraordinary gift. We shared the passion I hope everyone is lucky enough to experience in their lifetime." She said they were forever each other's champions.

Carter then went on to celebrate the life that she and her husband built together, which included their two children, actor Jessica Altman (born in 1990) and James Altman (born in 1988). "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."

Carter directly addressed her late husband and his fans

Lynda Carter spoke directly to her late husband's fans. Altman, after quitting his job as a lawyer, became the chief executive of video game company ZeniMax Media, which created and developed popular video games like Doom, Fallout, Wolfenstein, and The Elder Scrolls (via Polygon). In 2020, Altman sold ZeniMax to Microsoft Corp. for $7.5 billion (per The Wall Street Journal). "To all the fans who have shared their condolences: Jessica, James, and I want to say thank you," Carter said. "We especially love hearing about the times you met Robert at concerts or through his work in the gaming world."

Then, Carter turned her attention to Altman himself, recounting the years of happiness that they experienced together. The pair were married in 1984; and on Jan. 29, 2021, they celebrated their 37th wedding anniversary, which Carter marked with a photo of the two of them sharing a quiet moment outside an airport, telling him that she was thankful to wake up to him each day (via Fox News).

In her tribute, one week after her husband's death, Carter wrote: "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."