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An Investigation Into Death Of ‘Bob & Tom Show’s’ Ron Sexton.

An investigation has been opened involving the death of Ron Sexton, best known as Donnie Baker a cast member of the Westwood One-syndicated “The Bob & Tom Show.”

Sexton, 52, was found in a hotel room in Harrison, OH on July 21, after the Harrison Police Department responded to a “non-breather” call at approximately 2:30pm that afternoon. He was deceased when officers arrived, WFLA-TV reports.

A resident of the Tampa suburb of Dunedin, FL, Sexton was on tour with his stand-comedy show at the time of his passing.

The police department and the Hamilton County Coroner’s Office are leading the investigation.

In January, the husband of a woman that Sexton was having an affair with was charged with attempted murder. According to an investigation by Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, Paul Berkemeier shot at the vehicle Sexton was driving during the early morning hours of Dec. 11, 2022. Sexton said he counted nine bullet holes in the car after the incident. Sexton’s family announced his death on the Donnie Baker Facebook page, writing, "It is with immense sadness that we let everyone know that Ron Sexton passed away yesterday. He was Donnie Baker to most of you, but Ron and Dad to us. Please respect our privacy at this time and pray for our family."

Tom Griswold, host of the nationally syndicated morning radio show, said in a statement. “Ron was known by millions of listeners of "The Bob & Tom Show" for the indelible comedic characters he played on-air, including Donnie Baker, Kenny Tarmac, and Floyd the Trucker, as well as his spot-on celebrity impersonations. Ron was a much-loved colleague and friend, and we will miss him greatly. We send our sincerest condolences to his family and friends. He made many, many people happy during his more than 20 years with ‘The Bob & Tom Show,’ and we will remember him with love and gratitude."

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