Comedian Ron Sexton Passes Away At 52 | Remembering Donnie Baker’s Voice On Bob & Tom Show
Indianapolis, July 22, 2023: Renowned comedian Ron Sexton, best known for voicing the beloved character “Donnie Baker” on the popular radio show “The Bob & Tom Show,” has passed away at the age of 52. According to a Facebook post released by his family, Sexton passed away on Friday, leaving behind a legacy of laughter and joy.
Remembering Donnie Baker’s Iconic Voice
Sexton’s family shared the news of his passing in a heartfelt message on his official Facebook page, where they requested privacy during this difficult time. The post affectionately referred to him as “Ron and Dad” to his loved ones, but to countless fans, he will forever be remembered as the humorous and endearing “Donnie Baker.”
A Colleague and Friend Mourns
Tom Griswold, host of “The Bob & Tom Show,” expressed his grief in a Facebook post, revealing that Sexton died while on tour with his stand-up comedy show in Ohio. Griswold described Sexton as a beloved colleague and friend who brought happiness to many during his more than two decades with the show. The entire team extends their sincerest condolences to Sexton’s family and friends.
A Comedic Legacy
Born and raised in Indianapolis, Sexton’s passion for comedy and baseball was evident throughout his life. He attended Franklin Central High School, where he worked as a baseball commentator for the school’s radio station.
In 2005, Sexton’s iconic character, Donnie Baker, made its debut on “The Bob & Tom Show.” Donnie Baker’s hilarious stories about the boat he seemingly always had for sale and his trademark punchlines like “State law!” and “I swear to God” endeared him to listeners across the nation. Sexton also lent his voice to other beloved characters like Floyd the Trucker and Kenny Tarmac, in addition to delivering impressive celebrity impressions.
Details about the Cause of Death Remain Unreleased
As of now, further information about the cause of Sexton’s death has not been disclosed. This story is developing, and any updates will be provided in due course.
The passing of Ron Sexton marks the end of an era for “The Bob & Tom Show” and leaves a void in the hearts of his countless fans. His contributions to the world of comedy and entertainment will be cherished with love and gratitude.
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