Radio Star Harvey Dies
Legendary U.S. radio broadcaster PAUL HARVEY has died, aged 90.
The star passed away in a hospital near his home in Phoenix, Arizona on Saturday (28Feb09).
The cause of death is yet to be released, but the star had suffered various illnesses - as well as the death of his wife Lynne "Angel" Harvey - in the past year.
Harvey's programmes were aired on more than 1,200 radio stations and his commentary appeared in 300 newspapers over his seven-decade career.
At the height of his fame, Harvey had an estimated 22 million listeners tuning in to hear his twice-daily broadcasts, in which he discussed current affairs and his observations on life.
ABC Radio Networks president Jim Robinson says, "Even after the passing of his loving wife Angel in May 2008, Paul would not slip quietly into retirement as he continued to take the microphone and reach out to his audience.
"We will miss our dear friend tremendously and are grateful for the many years we were so fortunate to have known him."