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Dan Ingram, a New York City DJ, passes away 'after choking on a piece of steak' at age 83

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 27/06/2018 Heidi Parker

a man looking at the camera: 'Big Dan': Dan Ingram, 83, died in his Fort Lauderdale, Florida home 'after choking on a piece of steak,'according to the New York Times; seen in 2003 © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited 'Big Dan': Dan Ingram, 83, died in his Fort Lauderdale, Florida home 'after choking on a piece of steak,'according to the New York Times; seen in 2003 Famed radio DJ Dan Ingram passed away on Sunday.

According to The New York Times, the 83-year-old died in his Fort Lauderdale, Florida home 'after choking on a piece of steak,' it has been claimed.

The AM top 40 radio pioneer had previously received a diagnosis of Parkinsonian syndrome in 2014, but 'his death was unrelated to his disease.'

According to a post on musicradio77.com, Dan 'did not suffer.' 

The man known to fans as 'Big Dan' and 'Kemosabe' began his career at New York station WABC-AM in 1961, where he stayed until his retirement in 2003.

a screenshot of a cell phone: Tributes: He was remembered in online tributes on Monday by radio personalities Don Imus and Dan Taylor © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Tributes: He was remembered in online tributes on Monday by radio personalities Don Imus and Dan Taylor

According to his Times obituary, Ingram was 'a quick-thinking, somewhat bawdy jester' who had a reputation for poking fun at everything from songs and sponsors to the weather.

Don Imus wearing a suit and tie: Men in black: The AM top 40 radio pioneer had previously received a diagnosis of Parkinsonian syndrome in 2014, but 'his death was unrelated to his disease'. Seen here with Don Imus in 2005 © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Men in black: The AM top 40 radio pioneer had previously received a diagnosis of Parkinsonian syndrome in 2014, but 'his death was unrelated to his disease'. Seen here with Don Imus in 2005

He was remembered in online tributes on Monday by radio personalities Don Imus and Dan Taylor.

The host of Imus In The Morning took to Twitter to describe the father-of-nine as having a 'monster voice, wit and intelligence.' 

a group of people posing for the camera: Casting a long shadow: DJ Dan Taylor said there will 'never be another like him' © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Casting a long shadow: DJ Dan Taylor said there will 'never be another like him'

Meanwhile Taylor said there will 'never be another like him.'

a person taking a selfie: Like father: Christina is a noted DJ in her own right, performing under the name DJ Empress © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Like father: Christina is a noted DJ in her own right, performing under the name DJ Empress

Meanwhile one of Ingram's four daughters, Christina, took to Twitter on the day he died to honor her father.

a screenshot of a cell phone: Devastated: Meanwhile one of Ingram's four daughters, Christina, took to Twitter on the day he died to honor her father © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Devastated: Meanwhile one of Ingram's four daughters, Christina, took to Twitter on the day he died to honor her father

She wrote, 'My Dad, #DanIngram radio DJ for over 50 years has died. RIP Kemosabe. I love you.'

Christina is a noted DJ in her own right, performing under the name DJ Empress.

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