Radio personality Don Imus died Friday less than two years after retiring, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Imus was 79.
The controversial morning personality’s last day on the radio was on March 29 of last year. He had announced on Jan. 22 that he was retiring, telling fans: “Turn out the lights…the party’s over.”
Imus was best known for his large cowboy hat and for making controversial, sometimes offensive, statements. He was fired from his CBS radio in 2007 for calling the Rutger University women’s basketball team by a racist slur.
Imus was hospitalized on Christmas Eve. A cause of death has not been released.