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Dan Ingram Dies of Choking on Piece of Steak Amidst Parkinson's Battle at Age 83

Updated On 27 Jun, 2018 Published On

Dan Ingram, a popular disc jockey (DJ) whose wisecracks and double entendres rippled through the air at rock ’n’ roll stations in NYC from the early 1960s to the early 21st century, has died at the age of 83 on Sunday in his home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

The New York Times reported that Dan had been suffering from numerous health problems from last few years due to a diagnosis of Parkinsonian syndrome in 2014.

But according to his son Christopher Ingram, his father's cause of death was unrelated to his disease, instead, he died of choking on a piece of steak.

He further told founder of MusicRadio77, Allan Sniffen, that his father “did not suffer.”

Radio stars including Dan Taylor and Don Imus gave tribute to the late DJ via Twitter.

Here're some of those tweets, check them out.

In 2014, Christopher wrote a novel about his father, called Hey Kemosabe.

Besides Christopher, Dan is survived by his four other sons; Daniel Ingram, David Ingram, Robert Ingram and Phillip Ingram; four daughters Patricia Ingram, Michelle Ingram, Christina Ingram and Jacqueline Ingram; two stepdaughters Laura and Linda, 26 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Of, course it's a really big family.

Rest in peace Dan!