Riverside-born radio icon Don Imus dies at 79

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RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Radio icon Don Imus, who was born in Riverside and whose career spanned nearly five decades in broadcasting, died today at the age of 79. According to family representatives, Imus died while undergoing treatment for an undisclosed illness at White Medical Center in College Station, Texas, where he had been since Tuesday. A statement released to media by the family noted that the nationally acclaimed radio personality loved his wife, Deirdre; his son, Wyatt; and his adopted son, Zachary, who overcame leukemia and was an early participant of the Imus Ranch Program for Kids, which offers outdoor opportunities for children with cancer. Imus battled prostate cancer for years following his diagnosis in 2009, according to published reports. The sharp-witted broadcast
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