The comedy world is grappling with the tragic news of Ron Sexton’s passing at the age of 52. Renowned for his hilarious portrayal of “Donnie Baker” on “The Bob & Tom Show,” Sexton’s death was confirmed by his family in a poignant post on his “Donnie Baker” Facebook page.
The heartfelt message from Sexton’s family read, “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 co-star on the beloved radio show, also shared the devastating news on The Bob & Tom Facebook page. Sexton, a native of Indianapolis, had been on a comedy tour in Ohio when he tragically left this world.
Previously, a promotional post on the Dayton Funny Bone Facebook page had highlighted Sexton’s scheduled performances on July 21 and 22, but it has since been taken down.
As the comedy community mourns the loss of a talented and cherished entertainer, the cause of Ron Sexton’s passing remains undisclosed. During this difficult period, his family and loved ones request privacy and support as they cope with the profound loss.