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John Donald Imus Jr was the full name of Don Imus. He is an American radio personality, recording artist, Television show host, and author. He was well known for his radio show Imus in the Morning which was aired on digital platforms and different stations until 2018. He died at the age of 79. Check out Don Imus Bio Wiki Net Worth Age Wife Death.
Don Imus Biography
Imus was Born as John Donald Imus, Jr on July 23, 1940, in Riverside, California as one among the two sons of Frances and John Donald Imus, Sr. He and his Younger brother named Fred who is also a talk show host used to live with their parents on a ranch, the Willows, Close to the Kingman city in Arizona. Don Imus never liked going to school and quit school at the age of 17. He joined the Marine Corps when he was seventeen, as a bugler. He stayed they are up to 1960.
Don Imus Career
John Donald worked as a breakman for the Southern Pacific Railroad. Although he was in that job he always joined talent shows and tried to find a job which let him do the things he likes to do like singing and stand –up comedy. He won a talent contest in a known nightclub so he began working as a singer in the same club. He used to listen to the radio all the time and finally one day he decided to go to meet City’s radio station owner and ask him for a job as a DJ. That was his first job as DJ on Kuty in 1968.
Within the span of 1 year, he left his job and found a new one ar KJOY radio in Stockton. They dismissed him for saying “Hell” in the middle of the show. In 1973 he also released a single called “Son of Checkers” and that reached the top 200. In the same year 1973 his show “Imus in The Morning…In The Evening” started airing nationally.
Don Imus Personal life
He married Harriet (His 1st wife) in 1979, and later they got divorced. He raised two stepdaughters Nadine and Toni. He treated them like his own. After a long period, he was addicted to alcohol and in 1987 he got effective treatment and became sober. In 1994 he married Deirdre his second wife she was also a vegetarian like Don. These both had two daughters and one son named Ashley, Elisabeth and son Frederick Wyatt.
Don Imus Death Information
Don Imus passed away on 27th December 2019. He was hospitalized on Christmas eve. The cause of death is Prostrate Cancer. His wife and son announced his death. Don Imus’s habit of drug and alcohol is the major reason behind his death.
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Don Imus Net Worth
Don Imus’s net worth as of 2019 was $35 million.