Monday
Aug082011

Remembering Fred Imus

Please share your thoughts and memories of Fred Imus, who passed away August 6 at the age of 69

 

Reader Comments (2558)

Mr. Imus always made our day better when he was on your show. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. We know he will be greatly missed.

August 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLou & Linda

Fred is reunited withe his pups at the Rainbowbridge = lots of tails are wagging !!!! Chin up Imus's = Fred would want you to carry on in this crazy world!!!

August 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKate POuch

There nothing to be said. Live in memories, cherish the Love.

August 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTim Fox

RIP, Fred. You shared heart, soul and humor... and left our world a better place. Condolences to the Imus family and Fred's many friends and fans.

August 8, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkathy

To the Imus Family
Mr Imus we met once at Yale New Haven Hospital we were both waiting to go in for tests. I was hesitate to approach you but so glad I did. You were gracious and kind. One thing I forgot to let you know was how much I loved your brother. Once when he was on the air I was driving to work and he made me laugh so hard I had to pull over. I have two auto body express shirts and my for legged Fred mug that I still use. He will be missed especially by you. Just remember the times you told him you loved him and all the memories that will give you comfort. He will always be by your side and if you listen you will here him.
My condolences to you and your family

August 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJane

My condolences to the Imus family.

August 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWeb

Oh, Don, how you will miss your brother. We all will. He was soooooo down to earth with all his advice. Rest in peace Fred, you will be missed.

August 8, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbillyr ocala fl

I am very sad. Fred was lways entertaining. So much I could relate to. Fred, I am going to miss you

August 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLarry

So sorry. Sometimes all the yuks go away. I know that you hate everybody, but you have friends. Now get off of my computer you mouthbreather. Sam

August 8, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersam imler

My condolences to the entire Imus Family but off and on the air. I have snarfed my hot tea more than a few times over the decades thanks to the show. Fred can take credit for a few of those times! May he rest in peace and may his family, off and on the air, find comfort in our happy and silly moments shared together. I'm very sad by this news. :'(

August 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKae Gallagher

I will miss all the great stories from Fred. Like the one where he lost the cantelopes.
Your conversations always ended with "I love you".
God bless Fred and the entire Imus Family.

August 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKathy O'Melia (acre 79)

Dogs are great judges of character.....and you were obviously one great character! I will miss your appearances on the show, and it was great to see two brothers that loved each other like you and the I-man. Imus God bless you and your family.

August 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPete Ewing

We loved Fred, having met him at Cactus Country in Tucson when I was on sabbatical 2007-08. We had with us our four-month-old German Shepherd, Liesl the Diesl, whom DearJohn loved. All other dogs approaching Dearjohn's run would be savaged through the chain link, but for Liesl, Dearjohn would roll over and whine. (Fred talked about Liesl on your show. You said, about DJ's rolling over, "Isn't that what you do, Fred, when you meet a prettyl girl?") The two dogs are identical in form and coloration, tho Dearjohn weighs about thirty pounds more. They played together in the dog corral also in following winters when we'd visit Tucson. Fred always came to the door or his trailer to smoke a cigarette when we'd walk by, talking about horses and how whenever he went to the sandwich shop down the road, he would get himself a sandwich of some sort and a meatball sub for Dearjohn. PLEASE KNOW THAT IF DJ NEEDS A HOME, WE WOULD BE GLAD TO TAKE HIM, VALLEY FEVER OR NOT, NOT FOR BREEDING -- LIESL IS SPAYED -- BUT TO GIVE HIM A GOOD HOME. WE HAVE PROPERTY IN TUCSON AND IN MISSOURI, WHERE WE LIVE MOST OF THE TIME. Both my husband and I are recently retired. Dear Fred, may you rest in peace. Rebecca and Kevin

August 8, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterrebecca richardson

It was always a special show when Fred was on. Hope he found and is happily eating his lost cantalopes somewhere in the great beyond.

RIP Fred. You were loved by many.

August 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGrandma in CT

I really liked when Fred came on the show. You could sense the brotherly love between Don and Fred. I sometimes wish I had such a relationship with my brother. Sorry for your loss Don.

August 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRobert Schmidt

My sincere condolences. Fred will truly be missed. Blessings to you and all of the Imus clan.

August 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMary

Dear Don and your family,
We were so sorry to learn of Fred's passing. I saw how upset you were last week when Wyatt told you of the calf dying, so I know you must be beside yourself with sadness for losing your brother, brother-in-law, and uncle. Working on the ranch with the kids, you are reminded of the fragility of life every day. That doesn't make it any easier, but I trust you will face your grief in your own unique way- with much dignity. Fred has left you (and all of us) with wonderful memories, and you must know he will always be with you. Talk to him- he's listening. You have taught us all to tell those we care about that we love them every day. Wonderful lesson. Blessings and peace to all of the family... Hold each other close and know that so many folks share in your grief.

August 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMary and Rob

Dear Don,

I am very very sorry about your loss. I've listened to you and your bro for at least 15 years. You do a great job with the kids and that's a good thing. Keep it up. Again, I'm sorry about your loss. God bless you. Take care.

August 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTerrence Lavalle

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Imus family. We know Fred's passing will leave a huge void. We so enjoyed listening to the Imus Brothers trade barbs, always ending with, "I love you". We hope your memories will help to heal the loss. Our love, the Burkett Family

August 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMary Burkett

We were very saddened this morning to learn of Fred's untimely passing. We enjoyed Fred immensley on the all the shows that Imus has had - he will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Imus family during this difficult time.

George & Sally Matuskey
Richardson, tX

August 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGeorge & Sally Matuskey

Was so saddened to hear the news this morning. As so many have noted, it was great to hear the banter, hear the love, and to listen to you both tell each other you loved the other when you signed off. Rest in Peace Fred, and our thoughts are with the Imus Family.

August 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDan and Pam Carstens

Don. I was shocked at the sad news & am so so sad right along with you. I am a long time listener & haven't emailed you in a while. I felt today that it would be in order to do so. I have yours & Freds picture book on my coffee table & can most certainly only glance through it with sadness as I realize the sadness you are feeling right now. I am the youngest of 5 boys at nearly 59 years old. I have lost all of my brothers save my youngest brother Tony. I surely dread the day if it comes just as you are right now, if I was to lose him. Let the good times you two had roll through your thoughts over & over with that little smile that only you know what it means. God has his ways & none of us can stand in his way. He is in a better place & believing that will help us all. God Speed Fred.


Love ya Buddy,

Mike Ross
DeLand, Florida

P.S. Stay Tough!

August 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMike Ross

To the Imus Family,

So sorry to hear the sad news. Condolences to all. I always enjoyed the exchanges between Don and Fred Imus. No pretensions, just genuine , loving good humor.

August 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJudy W.

Fred, despite your brother's protests otherwise, you always brought something "to the table" and made me laugh for 20 years. I'll miss you. RIP.

August 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMike Cole

My condolences go out to the Imus family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

August 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJay Punt

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