Reports: Infamous shock jock Don Imus dead at 79


NEW YORK – FEBRUARY 22: *EXCLUSIVE* Radio personality Don Imus speaks at the 2010 AFTRA AMEE Awards at The Grand Ballroom at The Plaza Hotel on February 22, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for AFTRA)

One of the most infamous shock jocks, Don Imus, has reportedly died at the age of 79.

Known for his longtime radio show “Imus in the Morning,” which he hosted for almost 50 years, he died at a hospital in College Station, Texas after being admitted on Christmas Eve.

Throughout his career he was known for a variety of controversies, most notably when he called the Rutgers women’s basketball team “nappy-headed hos.”

He was fired by CBS shortly after.

TMZ reports that he’s survived by his wife of 25 years, Deirdre, sons Wyatt and Lt. Zachary Don Cates and daughters Nadine, Ashley, Elizabeth and Toni.


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