A somber atmosphere envelopes the entertainment world as Ron Sexton, the acclaimed comedian and voice behind the beloved character “Donnie Baker” on “The Bob & Tom Show,” has passed away at the age of 52. The heartbreaking news was relayed by Sexton’s family through a touching post on his “Donnie Baker” Facebook page, leaving fans and colleagues reeling from the loss.
The heartfelt message from his family expressed, “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, who shared the radio waves with Sexton on “The Bob & Tom Show,” confirmed the tragic news with a heartfelt post on The Bob & Tom Facebook page. Sexton, hailing from Indianapolis, was in the midst of a comedy tour in Ohio when the untimely end befell him.
Days before his passing, a promotional post on 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 comedy fraternity grapples with the void left by Ron Sexton’s departure, the specific cause of his passing has not been disclosed. During this difficult time, his family and loved ones seek privacy and solace as they come to terms with the profound loss of a talented and adored entertainer.