Don Imus has passed away. The 79-year-old was well-known for his radio show Imus in the Morning.

The controversial personality died on Friday morning at a hospital in College Station, Texas, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He hosted his radio show for almost 50 years.

He had been hospitalized on Christmas Eve. The cause of death is not yet known.

Imus is survived by his wife of 25 years, Deirdre, and sons Wyatt and Lt. Zachary Don Cates.

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