(KRON) — Longtime radio host and broadcaster Don Imus died Friday morning at 79-years-old, his family confirmed to CNN.
Imus had been in the hospital since Christmas Eve.
The 79-year-old spent nearly 50 years on air before retiring in March 2018.
The broadcaster began his career in Southern California, with brief stints in Stockton and Sacramento.
In the 1970s and 1980s, he furthered his radio career at WNBC in New York and eventually WFAN.
Imus was inducted in the National Radio Hall of Fame in 1989.
He has six children.