Comedian Ron Sexton, who was recognized for enjoying Donnie Baker on radio’s “The Bob & Tom Show,” died immediately Friday whereas on tour in Ohio.
According to Sexton’s household, the comic was in the course of touring to a present when he unexpectedly died.
The household reported the star additionally had a present on Saturday in addition to 39 different stops on the tour.
Sexton’s household introduced his passing on Sunday by means of Facebook.
“It is with immense disappointment that we let everybody know that Ron Sexton handed away yesterday,” learn the submit on the comic’s web page. “He was Donnie Baker to most of you, however Ron and Dad to us.”
“Please respect our privateness presently and pray for our household,” concluded the submit alongside a photograph of Sexton and his household.
“Bob & Tom Show” host Tom Griswold, 70, additionally posted a tribute to his late buddy.
“Ron was recognized by thousands and thousands of listeners of ‘The Bob & Tom Show’ for the indelible comedic characters he performed on-air — together with Donnie Baker, Kenny Tarmac, and Floyd the Trucker, in addition to his spot-on movie star impersonations.,” wrote Griswold on Facebook. “Ron was a much-loved colleague and buddy, and we are going to miss him significantly.”
“We ship our sincerest condolences to his household and associates. He made many, many individuals glad throughout his greater than 20 years with ‘The Bob & Tom Show,’ and we are going to bear in mind him with love and gratitude,” concluded the submit.
It is at the moment unknown what led to the beloved comic’s loss of life.
The Post reached out to Sexton’s rep for remark.
Born in Indiana in 1971, Sexton discovered his love for radio when working for his highschool’s station as a baseball commentator.
In 2005, Sexton was employed by “The Bob & Tom Show” and have become a rousing hit as a consequence of his movie star impersonations in addition to his iconic character, Donnie Baker.
Since information of his loss of life broke, a number of followers have posted their very own tribute to the late media persona.
“Absolutely heartbroken to listen to concerning the sudden passing of the extremely gifted comic Ron Sexton aka Donnie Baker,” tweeted fellow comic Jon Reep. “I fell in love with him the minute I heard him on the Bob & Tom present, and it made my day when he agreed to crash my podcast and take over.”
“His humor introduced me laughter and numerous lives, and his absence can be deeply felt,” continued the tribute. “May his legacy proceed to shine brightly within the hearts of all these he touched and I’d say that proper to his face! RIP buddy, I swear to God!”
“I used to be so unhappy to listen to that our buddy and nice comic @DonnieBaker1 has handed away,” mentioned one other fan. “You all the time confirmed us the way to giggle at life and I respect you.”
“Make’em giggle each single day in heaven Ron!! aka: Donnie Baker,” tweeted a 3rd fan.
Sexton is survived by his spouse, Tracy, and his 5 kids: Eric, Alex, Abigail, Aliah Jim, and Ila.