Radio broadcaster Don Imus dies

Imus was a controversial radio host who spoke his mind

Legendary radio broadcaster Don Imus has died at the age of 79. The controversial radio personality passed away Friday morning (Dec 27th) at Baylor Scott and White Medical Center in College Station, Texas after being hospitalized on Christmas Eve. His publicist did not reveal the cause of death as of press time.

Imus became famous as a “shock jock” for his insult humor and savage comedy. He hosted a three hour morning radio show, Imus in the Morning, from 1971 to 2018. He was known for his outspokenness who wasn’t afraid to speak his mind in a world of political correctness. CBS Radio and MSNB dropped his show in 2007 following derogatory and racist remarks about the Rutger’s women’s basketball team. In 2009, he signed a multi-year deal with Fox Business Network to simulcast his radio show on the network.

Many celebs have shared their thoughts on Imus’ passing.

 

Author: Buddy Iahn

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