Stern "Wack Packer" "Cliff Palate" Dies
March 8, 2006 at 7:09 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of HOWARD STERN "wack packer" LYNN "CLIFF PALATE" ZIMMERMAN, who died TUESDAY a few hours after revealing on STERN's SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO show that his speech impediment was not the result of a cleft palate but from a tongue paralysis.
ZIMMERMAN, who had been ill for several years, collapsed while being taken to the hospital by his mother AMBER and was declared dead at the scene. He was first known as "LISPY LYNN" as a caller to the MICH SHOW and the RON AND DON show on KLLI (LIVE 105.3 FREE FM, then KYNG)/DALLAS before landing on STERN's show, where STERN renamed him "CLIFF PALATE." A memorial service will be held at the EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF THE ASCENSCION in DALLAS on FRIDAY.