Ron Sexton, well known for his role as “Donnie Baker” on The Bob and Tom Show, has died.
He was 52.
Sexton’s family revealed his death on his official Facebook page on Saturday morning.
“He was Donnie Baker to most of you, but Ron and Dad to us,” according to the post. “Please be respectful of our privacy at this time and pray for our family.”
Fans and coworkers remember Ron Sexton warmly.
“The Bob & Tom Show” host Tom Griswold announced on Facebook that Sexton died on Friday while on tour with his stand-up comedy performance in Ohio.
“Ron was a much-loved colleague and friend, and we will miss him greatly,” Griswold said in a statement. “We express our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.” During his more than 20 years on ‘The Bob & Tom Show,’ he made many, many people happy, and we will remember him with love and thanks.”
Sexton, an Indianapolis native, was a longstanding fan of humour and baseball. He went to Franklin Central High School and worked as a baseball analyst on the school’s radio station.
Sexton’s Donnie Baker character first appeared on “The Bob & Tom Show” in 2005, with stories about the yacht he always seemed to have for sale and numerous punchlines like “State law!” and “I swear to God.” In addition to celebrity impersonation, Sexton portrayed characters such as Floyd the Trucker and Kenny Tarmac.