The well-known personality passed away from complications with diabetes. Rest in Peace, Doug.

Dominique Hobdy
Apr, 11, 2016

Radio and TV personality Doug Banks has passed away from complications with diabetes at the age of 57.

Banks was a well-known host with stints at several stations, including Chicago's V103, WGCI, and ABC7's "190 North."

After kicking off his career at his high school radio station in Detroit, Michigan, Banks went on to host radio shows in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, and finally Chicago. The legendary radio man became a nationwide success when ABC Radio Network offered him a syndicated show.

Following word of Banks' passing, V103 Chicago took to Facebook to share the following message, "With a heavy heart, we share the news with you that Doug Banks has passed away. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this very difficult time. Rest in peace our good friend, you will be greatly missed."

With a heavy heart, we share the news with you that Doug Banks has passed away. Our thoughts and prayers are with his...

Posted by V103 Chicago on Monday, April 11, 2016
Several celebs have taken to social media to send their condolences as well.

R.I.P. Doug Banks #gonetoosoon

A photo posted by @ludacris on

 

Clearly, Banks, who is survived by two college-aged daughters, touched the lives of many.

Rest in peace, Doug.

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