WPDH Morning Man Mark Cooper Felled After Stroke
August 14, 2013 at 4:24 PM (PT)
CUMULUS Rocker WPDH/POUGHKEEPSIE morning show host MARK COOPER died at the age of 49 after suffering a stroke on Sunday, the TIMES HERALD-RECORD reports. COOPER had recently taken sabbatical from WPDH with health issues, and also took one in August 2012 because of a "serious medical issue" (NET NEWS, 8/21) that was later revealed to be a stroke.
"Everyone at WPDH is completely devastated," read a WPDH statement. "COOP was a friend to so many people in the HUDSON VALLEY and had an incredibly infectious joy for life. He was a caring and dedicated advocate for so many causes both on and off the air, it's hard to imagine mornings without his voice. Those of us who were fans of his show, or lucky enough to know Mark on a personal level will miss him deeply. Our hearts go out to his family and friends."
There is no word on services at this time.