Don Imus, the legendary “shock-jock” radio host recognized for stirring up controversy, has died at the age of 79, a household spokesperson confirmed.
A reason behind loss of life has not but been revealed, nonetheless, Imus was identified with prostate most cancers in 2009.
Imus—recognized to his followers as the “I-Man”—retired from his nationally syndicated “Imus in the Morning” radio present again in March 2018 after internet hosting the present for practically 50 years. He was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 1989.
Don prided himself on talking his thoughts about politics, popular culture and different sizzling subjects, nonetheless, he confronted a ton of backlash and misplaced a few of his nationwide platform in 2007 after he made some racist-as-hell feedback about the predominately Black Rutgers Women’s Basketball group, whom he known as “nappy-headed hoes” and “jiggaboos.”
Imus later met with members of the group and apologized in individual, however he was nonetheless fired from CBS for making these ridiculous feedback on his nationally syndicated platform.
“I wasn’t trying to be outrageous,” Don informed CBS News final 12 months with reference to his future as a radio character. “It’s just the way I thought. My feeling was then, and is now, that if they didn’t like what I did, get somebody else to do it.”
Don Imus is survived by his spouse of 25 years, Deirdre, sons Wyatt and Lt. Zachary Don Cates, and daughters Nadine, Ashley, Elizabeth and Toni.