Radio Legend Don Imus Dies at 79


Don Imus, the radio host who anchored “Imus In The Morning” for nearly half a century, has died. Imus passed away Friday morning at Baylor Scott and White Medical Center in College Station, TX after being hospitalized on Christmas Eve. Imus died of complications from lung disease, according to the Associated Press.

Imus was known for controversial comments and pranks, his show went off air in March of 2018.

Dave spoke with Fox 5 San Diego and told them Imus was a national radio icon.

"Not being a New Yorker, I didn't grow up listening to him, but his legacy preceded him. Back in the day, Don Imus was the king of WNBC, which was the biggest radio station in the biggest market in the country, He was the top of the top of the top."

Imus was known for his prodigious drinking and drug use, Dave said. "I have a lot of respect for him, because he finally recognized his demons and gained control over them."

Read more about Don Imus here.

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