Beloved New Jersey D.J has Curtis Kay has died, according to a statement posted online on June. 8, 2020.
We learned of the deceased through the following tribute posted on social media.,
Listening family, with broken hearts our WDHA family is gutted to report the passing of our brother Curtis Kay. Curtis fought a brave battle with cancer for three and a half years and wanted nothing more than to be with YOU, our listeners and his station family on Horsehill Road.
Please know how much all of you meant to him. Our staff and listeners were his world. Our condolences to his sister and his extended family. We love and will miss you Curtis- “Thank You Much For The Use Of The Ear”.
Cause of Death.
We have no information at the moment on of caused death . This post will be updated as soon as we have that information.
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
Denise Kay wrote
It is with a heavy heart that I let you know that my brother Curtis Kay passed away yesterday after a 3 1/2 year battle with stage 4 lung cancer. He was a beloved brother, Uncle and friend.
He was a man with a gentle and kind heart who was loved by many. It was at the tender age of 13, while sitting on the stoop of our Long Island home and listening to Dan Ingram on his little transistor radio that he decided he wanted to become a radio disc jockey.
He made that choice a reality and for almost 40 years Curtis had a long career doing what he loved most. He was hired in 1980 by Howard Stern at a small radio station in Westchester NY called WRNW. He started working at WDHA within the same year.
He had a long career bringing the best of classic rock to you on 105.5. Please know that his work was such a huge part of who he was and even while very sick he went to work for as long as he was able. For the past few months he missed being a part of the WDHA family. I hope that those of you who listened to him will think of him and keep his memory alive.
I didn’t spend as much time as I would have like to with Curtis Kay but what time I did get to spend with him, he was always so upbeat, kind, full of energy and offered so much advise. Hopefully, once this pandemic is over, I can get back to broadcasting and do my show and continue to make you proud. RIP Curtis.
With broken hearts our WDHA family is gutted to report the passing of our brother Curtis Kay. Curt fought a brave battle with cancer for three and a half years and wanted nothing more than to be with YOU, our listeners and his station family on Horsehill Road. pic.twitter.com/lxDzE0KLgq
— 105.5 WDHA (@WDHAFM) June 8, 2020
I’m So Sorry to hear this.
I always listened to him, I was just thinking about him the other day.
Prayers for the 💔Hearts of Curtis Kay’s Family, Friends, the WDHA Family & Friends!
RIP Curtis & ROCK The Heavens!
— NJSteelersGrl was-Jarheads daughter (@RuzZuriel10) June 8, 2020