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Monday, February 29, 2016

Charlie Tuna has Passed Away

By Joe Nelson
SanDiegoRadio.org has learned today of the passing of long time radio and television personality Charlie Tuna.

Tuna's website http://www.charlietuna.com/ has verified this sad news. The reason for his death is unknown at this time. All is known is that he died "peacefully in his sleep on February 19". Charlie was 71. His real name was Art Ferguson 

Condolences to his entire family.

-Joe 
SanDiegoRadio



4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm a little too young to have known Charlie's work from KHJ, but I did listen to him on the powerful K-Earth 101 on weekends since we get that station down here. What a great voice. It's a shame what that station did to him and Christina Kelley last year, but we were lucky to have been able to listen to him on the airwaves when we had him. RIP.

Anonymous said...

RIP, Charlie. He was a great talent, and there are lots of high quality airchecks of him on reelradio.com from KHJ, KCBQ, KKDJ, WMEX, KIIS-FM, and even KOMA. Pay your $10 and enjoy all those thousands of historical airchecks from all over the USA for 6 months.

Anonymous said...

There's also a reelradio.com aircheck of him on KROQ-AM on opening day.

Anonymous said...

Sorry Charlie