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Former L.A. Radio Personality Collapses, Dies During Taping of Show in Vegas
Radio personality Scotty O'Neil, a longtime announcer on the Las Vegas celebrity talk show "The Dennis Bono Show," died Thursday after collapsing onstage during a commercial break of a show taping, reports the Las Vegas Sun. O'Neil dropped from the interview couch onstage at the South Point Casino in front of the live audience. He was 69.Prior to his work in Vegas, O'Neil began his professional journey in Los Angeles. He studied Broadcast Journalism at UCLA, and worked in local radio on stations KNX-F, KGIL-A, KPRZ-A, KKLA, KLIT, and KJQI, according to AllAccess.com.
Said Dennis Bono of his co-worker and friend: "Scotty was a very talented consummate professional and a man of great integrity and character. Scotty passed onstage doing what he loved. We are devastated at his loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time. Scotty's voice will continue to be heard over the airways as the voice of The Dennis Bono Show. I will always miss my sidekick."
A cause of death has not been released.