Legendary radio personality Don Imus died today at the age of 79. Imus hosted “Imus in the Morning” for nearly 50 years. He died at Baylor Scott and White Medical Center in College Station, Texas after being hospitalized on December 24. He was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 1989. The controversial morning personality’s last day on the radio was March 29 of last year. He announced January 22 that he was retiring, telling fans: “Turn out the lights … the party’s over.” Imus was best known for his outsize cowboy hat and penchant for making controversial, often offensive, statements. The family will hold a small private service in the coming days and request that any donations be made to the Imus Ranch Foundation which continues to provide resources to other outstanding charities which support families of children suffering from cancer and other illnesses during their times of needs.