The comedic world is in mourning as Ron Sexton, the acclaimed voice of “Donnie Baker” on “The Bob & Tom Show,” has left an indelible mark on fans and fellow comedians alike. At the age of 52, Sexton’s passing was conveyed through a poignant post on his “Donnie Baker” Facebook page, leaving heartfelt condolences pouring in from all corners.
In the touching announcement, Sexton’s family shared, “It is with immense sadness that we let everyone know that Ron Sexton passed away yesterday. He was Donnie Baker to most of you, but Ron and Dad to us. Please respect our privacy at this time and pray for our family.”
Tom Griswold, Sexton’s comedic partner on the radio show, also shared the heartbreaking news with a heartfelt tribute on The Bob & Tom Facebook page. A native of Indianapolis, Sexton was in the midst of a comedy tour in Ohio when he bid farewell to the world.
Earlier in the week, the Dayton Funny Bone Facebook page had excitedly announced Sexton’s scheduled performances on July 21 and 22, but the post has since been taken down.
As the comedic community grieves the loss of a beloved talent, the specific cause of Ron Sexton’s passing remains private. During this time of sorrow, his family and close ones are seeking comfort and support while they cope with the profound loss of a cherished entertainer.