Dan Ingram, a New York City DJ, passes away 'after choking on a piece of steak' at age 83
- The star was a disc jockey at WABC-AM in New York for several years
- He had been suffering from Parkinsonian syndrome for the past four years
- The New York Times reported his death 'was unrelated to his disease'
- The radio personality's death was caused by him choking on a piece of steak
Famed radio DJ Dan Ingram passed away on Sunday.
The AM top 40 radio pioneer had previously received a diagnosis of Parkinsonian syndrome in 2014, but 'his death was unrelated to his disease.'
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'Big Dan': Dan Ingram, 83, died in his Fort Lauderdale, Florida home 'after choking on a piece of steak,'according to the New York Times; seen in 2003
According to a post on musicradio77.com, Dan 'did not suffer.'
The man known to fans as 'Big Dan' and 'Kemosabe' began his career at New York station WABC-AM in 1961, where he stayed until his retirement in 2003.
According to his Times obituary, Ingram was 'a quick-thinking, somewhat bawdy jester' who had a reputation for poking fun at everything from songs and sponsors to the weather.
He was remembered in online tributes on Monday by radio personalities Don Imus and Dan Taylor.
The host of Imus In The Morning took to Twitter to describe the father-of-nine as having a 'monster voice, wit and intelligence.'
Meanwhile Taylor said there will 'never be another like him.'
Tributes: He was remembered in online tributes on Monday by radio personalities Don Imus and Dan Taylor
Men in black: The AM top 40 radio pioneer had previously received a diagnosis of Parkinsonian syndrome in 2014, but 'his death was unrelated to his disease'. Seen here with Don Imus in 2005
Casting a long shadow: DJ Dan Taylor said there will 'never be another like him'
Meanwhile one of Ingram's four daughters, Christina, took to Twitter on the day he died to honor her father.
She wrote, 'My Dad, #DanIngram radio DJ for over 50 years has died. RIP Kemosabe. I love you.'
Christina is a noted DJ in her own right, performing under the name DJ Empress.
Devastated: Meanwhile one of Ingram's four daughters, Christina, took to Twitter on the day he died to honor her father
Like father: Christina is a noted DJ in her own right, performing under the name DJ Empress
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