Nixon Low, Tucson radio's self-proclaimed "Chinese Guy," died Wednesday morning after a brief battle with the rare cancer sarcoma.
Low was 52 and was diagnosed with the rare and aggressive cancer in March and had undergone surgery at University of Arizona Medical Center in early April. He was readmitted to the hospital this week after suffering complications, said his Cumulus radio co-worker Shannon Black of the KIIM FM Max, Shannon & Porkchop morning show.
"He was fine after the surgery. He was good.He was his silly, jokey self," Black said Wednesday, hours after making a tearful announcement of Low's death to morning show listeners.
Low, who moved to Tucson when he was a teen, had been on and off Tucson radio since the 1980s, taking turns behind the mic at KRQ93.7 FM and K-Hit 107.5 FM when it was on the AM dial. He also did a short stint with a San Diego radio station.
He had worked with the Cumulus stations — KCUB 1290, KHYT 107.5, KIIM-FM 99.5, KSZR 97.5 and KTUC 1400 — since 1996.
Read more in Thursday's Arizona Daily Star.