WHUR 96.3 ‘s Patrick Ellis has died, according to a statement posted online on July. 17, 2020.
We learned of the deceased through the following tribute posted on social media.,
Our hearts are heavy as WHUR 96.3 ‘s Patrick Ellis has transitioned from labor to reward. Please keep the Ellis family as well as our WHUR family in your thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing our of beloved, colleague, friend, and esteem member of the 96.3 WHUR Family Patrick Ellis. Patrick died Thursday July 16th due to complications from the coronavirus. Patrick was part of the backbone of WHUR and the Washington, D.C. community. He was the longest running host on radio in this region. Patrick Ellis was 77-years-old. You can send your condolences by calling the Patrick Ellis Tribute Line at 202-750-4924. Rest In Paradise Patrick. Until we meet again!
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.
I am very sad this day. A legend in the Gospel music world , Patrick Ellis of WHUR radio has gone to heaven. I am sad he is not with us but have faith that he is with the lord. I met him over 30 years ago and have been a guest on his show to many times to even count. He accompanied so many of us on Sunday mornings as we drove to church listening to his show and good down home gospel music. We have talked over and over again on so many subjects. Yes he is with the Lord but yes I am very sad. God bless you my brother