The Peoria-based host who worked with 102.7 Super Hits Radio, Rick Stephenson, passed away suddenly yesterday. Read on to know how did Rick Stephenson die, what happened to him, and what was the cause of his death.
Stephenson was a widely known man in Illinois. His voice had been a staple of everyone’s life in the area. His sudden passing has left everyone shocked and sad.
Who was Rick Stephenson?
Rick Stephenson was a professional radio host and voice artist from Illinois. He worked with Peoria-based 102.7 Super Hit Radio. He had also worked as an engineer for the railroad which passes through Wildlife Prairie Park.
Most of his career was spent working in the radio broadcasting industry. Stephenson has also been a part of the radio industry in Minneapolis, Phoenix, Oakland, Shreveport, and Albuquerque. He was a veteran of his field.
Coming to his personal life, Stephenson was a kind and genuine man who always helped everyone around him. People who knew him claimed that he was among the rarest species of humans who loved everyone wholeheartedly.
How did Rick Stephenson die?
Rick Stephenson died on Monday, November 7, 2022. His age was unknown at the time of writing but he wasn’t too old. The tragic news of his demise was announced by 102.7 Super Hits Radio on Facebook.
“102.7 Super Hits is heartbroken to announce the passing of our good friend and former morning host. Rick was a true radio pro, but more importantly, just the nicest guy in the world,” the post stated.
“Our prayers go out to his daughter Megan and her family…including the wonderful grandkids he loved to talk about. RIP Rick and give Oscar the hug you’ve been waiting to give him,” it added.
Rick Stephenson dead: What was the cause of his death?
Rick Stephenson died after suffering a Stroke as his mate Doug Warner confirmed the cause of the radio host’s sudden death. Stephenson suffered a stroke over the weekend and was rushed to the nearby medical facility. Unfortunately, the doctors pronounced him dead.
“Stunned to learn of the passing of longtime Shreveport radio host Rick Stephenson. I had the pleasure of working in the same building with him years ago. But I loved following him on Facebook while he continued his career in other cities,” Warner wrote.
“Just got word tonight as I wrapped election coverage that Rick passed away today after suffering a stroke over the weekend. What a friendly, yet booming voice that I can still hear in my ears. God bless you, Rick, and prayers to all who worked with knew him, and called him a friend,” he added.
Rick Stephenson Obituary and Funeral Arrangements
The funeral arrangements for Rick Stephenson are pending at this time along with an official obituary by the family. We are waiting for his representatives to share information regarding the radio host’s last rites.
Our team has decided to respect the family’s privacy which has been going through a lot recently. So, we haven’t contacted them yet to find out more information. This section will be updated when the family releases the essential details.
Rick Stephenson Tributes and Survivors
Tributes have emerged for Rick Stephenson who spent most of his life on-air and was a widely respected man.
Chuck Smith, the host of Red River Radio, led the tributes on Facebook. He wrote: “Saddened at the news of the passing of Rick Stephenson who died this week. Some may remember he was programming director at KRMD in Shreveport a few years back.”
He added: “Rick was always easy to work with and had an outgoing manner. He moved back to Peoria, IL a few years back. He will be sorely missed.”
Several other fans and friends have paid respect to Stephenson who passed away suddenly this past Monday.
Rick Stephenson is survived by his daughter Megan and his grandkids. The family is extremely sad about his untimely death. Our deepest condolences go out to them. May God let the departed soul rest in peace.