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Tom Marr, Widely Recognized Host of WCBM Baltimore, Dies at Age 73

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By    |   Thursday, 07 Jul 2016 02:48 PM

Tom Marr, the longtime WCBM-AM Radio talk show host widely recognized in Baltimore and beyond, died Thursday of a stroke following back surgery. He was 73.

"It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce Thomas A. Marr has passed away today due the severity of his stroke," said a statement on the WCBM website posted Thursday. "Please keep him and his family in your thoughts and prayers!" 

Marr's family also issued a statement to WCBM.

"At 10:36 this morning (7/7/16) our family patriarch, Thomas Aquinas Marr, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family. While we all prayed that he would make an eventual recovery, the severity of the stroke was insurmountable. We are thankful that he passed quickly and without suffering. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Sharon, five children and 10 grandchildren," the family said.

"We cannot convey how touched we were to hear and read the overwhelming words of support that came in over the past several days. We know was special to so many throughout Maryland, as well as his audiences and media colleagues across the nation, and overseas. But he was even more special to us as a husband, father, and grandfather. He was our hero, and we will miss him dearly."

The radio personality is survived by wife Sharon, five children, and 10 grandchildren, according to Talkers.com

Marr began his broadcasting career at WFBR-AM in 1967 as a reporter, and in time became the station's news director. At WMAR-TV, he was also a weekend sports anchor, The Baltimore Sun reported

Marr joined WCBM in 1988, and became well known as a reporter, political commentator, and talk show host. He was often known for conservative stances on many issues.

"He helped to build this news-talk radio station into the force that it is today. He has had a successful career while, informing and entertaining listeners in Baltimore and worldwide," WCBM director of programming and operations Sean Casey said in a statement.

"Tom was one of a kind and I considered myself to be very fortunate and blessed to have known him and worked with him. On behalf of the Mangione family and Station Manager Marc Beaven, our thoughts, prayers and condolences are extended to the Marr Family. Semper Fidelis, Tom."

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