Veteran radio broadcaster and shock jock Don Imus has died at the age of 79.
The controversial host’s last day on the radio was on March 29 of last year. He had announced two months earlier that he was retiring, telling fans: “Turn out the lights…the party’s over.”
A cause of death has not been disclosed, NME reports.
Best known for his outsized cowboy hat and penchant for making controversial, often offensive, statements, Imus hosted the nationally syndicated radio show Imus in the Morning for 50 years, beginning in 1968 and up until his retirement in 2018.