DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) — Legendary country music personality Terry Dorsey passed away on Saturday night in Illinois. He was 66.READ MORE: Dallas Neighborhood Crime Spike Has Many Questioning, 'Is Uptown Going Downhill?'
Dorsey retired in December after 46 years of broadcasting, including 26 years at KSCS/96.3 FM.
Longtime co-host Mark “Hawkeye” Louis announced his passing on Facebook on Sunday morning.
“Last night, I received a call from his family that Terry had passed away peacefully at home. Terry had not been feeling well these past few days and it was rather sudden,” Louis wrote.
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I am so saddened to report the passing of my dear friend and cherished colleague Terry Dorsey last night. My heart is broken over the loss— Hawkeye (@HawkeyeOnAir) March 8, 2015
“It’s devastating to me personally and his thousand of thousand of fans here in Dallas,” says Hawkeye.
“He was a regular guy who had terrific sense of humor. He just loved to laugh and I loved making him laugh and that’s what made the show so popular.”
Louis says the station will remember Dorsey on Monday morning and allow listeners to call in and comment on Dorsey’s impact.
Louis also encouraged listeners to post their comments on Facebook.
Dorsey is a member of the Country Music Disc Jockey Hall of Fame. He moved to Illinois with his wife in December to enjoy retirement.MORE NEWS: Laredo Border Patrol Officers Seize Methamphetamine Worth More Than Half A Million Dollars
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