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Legendary Chicago DJ had esophageal cancer
From from Chicago Tribune:
Larry Lujack, the legendary Chicago radio personality known as “Superjock” and “Uncle Lar,” died Wednesday in New Mexico, his wife said. He was 73.
Judith “Jude” Lujack told the Tribune her husband had been in hospice care for three days and died of esophageal cancer.
Lujack was known for his gravelly voice, sometimes surly disposition and larger-than-life personality. His radio celebrity paved the way for such shock jocks as Howard Stern, said Bruce DuMont, founder and president of the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago.
He worked for rock ‘n’ roll stations in Chicago from the 1960s until 1987.