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DJ Don Imus, made and betrayed by his mouth, dead at 79

5 months 10 hours 40 minutes ago Friday, December 27 2019 Dec 27, 2019 December 27, 2019 5:47 PM December 27, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

By DAVID BAUDER
AP Media Writer

NEW YORK (AP) - Disc jockey Don Imus, whose career was made and then undone by his acid tongue during a decades-long rise to radio stardom and an abrupt public plunge after a nationally broadcast racial slur, has died. He was 79. Imus survived drug and alcohol woes, a raunchy appearance before President Clinton and several firings during his long career behind the microphone. But he was vilified and eventually fired after describing a women's college basketball team as “nappy headed hos.”

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