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Legendary Radio Personality Terry Dorsey Dies At 66

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) -- Legendary country music personality Terry Dorsey passed away on Saturday night in Illinois. He was 66.

Dorsey retired in December after 46 years of broadcasting, including 26 years at KSCS/96.3 FM.

Longtime co-host Mark "Hawkeye" Louis announced his passing on Facebook on Sunday morning.

Terry Dorsey
(Credit: CBSDFW.COM/ Geoff Petrulis

"Last night, I received a call from his family that Terry had passed away peacefully at home. Terry had not been feeling well these past few days and it was rather sudden," Louis wrote.

"It's devastating to me personally and his thousand of thousand of fans here in Dallas," says Hawkeye.

"He was a regular guy who had terrific sense of humor. He just loved to laugh and I loved making him laugh and that's what made the show so popular."

Louis says the station will remember Dorsey on Monday morning and allow listeners to call in and comment on Dorsey's impact.

Terry Dorsey
(Credit: CBSDFW.COM/ Geoff Petrulis)

Louis also encouraged listeners to post their comments on Facebook.

Dorsey is a member of the Country Music Disc Jockey Hall of Fame. He moved to Illinois with his wife in December to enjoy retirement.

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