Veteran Las Vegas, L.A. Radio Personality Scotty O'Neil Dead At 69
March 25, 2011 at 4:21 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of veteran LAS VEGAS and LOS ANGELES radio personality SCOTTY O'NEIL, who died THURSDAY (3/24) while onstage serving in his most recent radio role as announcer for the regional celebrity talk show "THE DENNIS BONO SHOW" in LAS VEGAS, according to the LAS VEGAS SUN. O'NEIL was 69 and collapsed from the interview couch to the floor during a commercial break about 15 minutes into the live taping at the SOUTH POINT casino.
O'NEIL was on several stations in LOS ANGELES, including KNX-F, two stints at KGIL-A, KPRZ-A, KKLA, KLIT, and KJQI before heading to LAS VEGAS, where he did mornings at Adult Standards KJUL and hosted for JONES RADIO NETWORKS. He had been serving as singer BONO's sidekick on the radio show, which airs on BEASLEY Talk KDWN-A/LAS VEGAS, MT. WILSON BROADCASTING Adult Standards KGIL-A/LOS ANGELES, and other stations, since 2000.
BONO issued a statement reading, "I am sad to announce the passing of my dear friend and co-host SCOTTY O’NEIL. SCOTTY was an important part of my life as both a personal friend and a working partner. For over eleven years, he has been a pivotal part of THE DENNIS BONO SHOW. SCOTTY was a very talented consummate professional and a man of great integrity and character. SCOTTY passed onstage doing what he loved. We are devastated at his loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time. SCOTTY's voice will continue to be heard over the airways as the voice of THE DENNIS BONO SHOW. I will always miss my sidekick."