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Popular radio announcer dead at 52

Back in 2011, featured Rich Griffin in the “My Car” series of stories we did at the time. He shared his love for the 1984 Cutlass Supreme, the car in which he proposed to his wife, and posed for photos in the vehicle with Zoe, when she was just 11 months old.
Reprinted from Northern Life


Rich Griffin passes away from brain aneurysm

Ed. note: The staff of KiSS 105.3 and Q-92 lost popular host Rich Griffin over the weekend. The 52-year-old passed away from a suspected brain aneurysm. An organ donor, the KiSS 105.3 morning host was put on life support over the weekend. He leaves behind his wife, Nancy, a public relations professor at Cambrian College, and their five-year-old daughter, Zoe.

This morning, KiSS 105.3’s Angela Gemmill posted the following message about Griffin’s passing:

We have heavy hearts here at KiSS & Q-92 as we’ve lost a friend and co-worker. Rich Griffin, Morning-show host on KiSS 105.3 suffered a brain aneurism over the weekend and was put on life-support so he could be an organ donor. He was 52. For 14 years, Rich helped wake up Sudbury weekday mornings with his co-host Gary Beech. Rich was extremely involved in the community, from emceeing events to involvements with non-profit groups. He leaves behind his wife Nancy and five-year-old daughter Zoe.

Funeral arrangements are still incomplete at this time, but we will share those details as soon as they’re known. Please keep Rich’s family and his radio family at 880 Lasalle in your thoughts and prayers.

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