Fred Imus Dies At 69
August 8, 2011 at 4:02 AM (PT)
FRED IMUS, who often appeared on his brother DON IMUS' syndicated morning show and hosted his own show on SIRIUS XM RADIO, died SATURDAY at his home in TUCSON at 69. The NEW YORK DAILY NEWS reports that FRED IMUS was found dead in his trailer home after failing to show up to co-host his "FRED'S TRAILER PARK BASH" show on SIRIUS XM's OUTLAW COUNTRY channel.
Among FRED's accomplishments were co-writing the number 1 Country hit "I Don't Want To Have To Marry You," recorded by JIM ED BROWN and HELEN CORNELIUS; running AUTO BODY EXPRESS, which went from an actual body shop in EL PASO to a mail-order catalog of merchandise heavily promoted on DON's show; and writing two books, "Two Guys Four Corners" (with DON) and "The FRED Book" (with NEW YORK DAILY NEWS columnist MIKE LUPICA). He also helped DON operate the IMUS RANCH for cancer-stricken children before moving to TUCSON.
DON's flagship CITADEL Talk WABC-A/NEW YORK has established a memorial page with clips from FRED's appearances on the show and memories from fans. See it by clicking here.