Dan Ingram, a famed radio presenter from the US, has died at the age of 83.
The popular New York radio personality, who was a pioneer of AM top 40 radio, had been battling Parkinson's syndrome since 2014, The New York Times reports.
Ingram's son Christopher revealed his death was not a result of his Parkinson's. Instead, Ingram tragically died choking on a piece of steak, Christopher told The Times.
Many have taken to Twitter to mourn the loss of the much-loved personality.
Ingram was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2007.
National Radio Hall of Fame said in a statement, 'He [Ingram] combined humor, an irreverent style, and impeccable timing and established himself as the leading rock radio personality in North America.
'Ingram was the master of the ‘talk-up,’ speaking over the introduction and finishing his thoughts at the exact moment the lyrics started.'
Ingram is survived by his wife, Maureen Donnelly, 5 sons. Christopher, Daniel, David, Robert and Phillip, 4 daughters Patricia, Michelle, Christina,and Jacqueline, 2 stepdaughters Laura and Linda, 26 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, The Times reports.
Our thought's are with his family and friends.