Lin Brehmer, the legendary host of Chicago’s WXRT rock station for many years, has died at the age of 68.
“He was the most grounded, humble person,” said Terri Hemmert, Brehmer’s colleague at WXRT. “He would quote poetry until you would tell him to shut up about it. He was so smart, so funny and so caring.”
Brehmer was most recently the midday host at WXRT, but he spent most of his time there as the host of the Morning Drive, where he was the voice of people driving to work or dropping off their kids at school in the morning.
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Brehmer was born and raised in New York, but he was a huge fan of the Chicago Cubs. In 2019, he read a touching essay for Opening Day on WGN.
After taking a six-month leave for chemotherapy, 93XRT’s Facebook page said that Brehmer fought prostate cancer. On Sunday morning, he died peacefully, with his wife and son by his side. Monday at 10 a.m., his family will have a party to honor his life.
“We can’t forget him even if we try,” Hemmert said. “He’s unforgettable and unforgivable. You left us here by ourselves … He [was] a real human being and he touched a lot of people.”
After a lengthy battle with cancer, longtime WXRT rock presenter Lin Brehmer passed away at the age of 68. Brehmer was a lifelong supporter of the Chicago Cubs, despite the fact that he was a native New Yorker.
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