Radio Personality and comedian Ron Sexton, renowned for his portrayal of the character “Donnie Baker” on The Bob & Tom Show, has passed away at the age of 52. At present, further details regarding the cause of Ron Sexton’s death have not been disclosed.
His family shared the sad news on Saturday morning through a post on his official Facebook page, saying, “To most of you, he was Donnie Baker, but to us, he was Ron and Dad. We kindly request privacy during this time and ask for your prayers for our family.”
Fans and colleagues hold fond memories of Ron Sexton. Tom Griswold, host of “The Bob & Tom Show,” conveyed in a Facebook post that Sexton passed away in Ohio on Friday while touring with his stand-up comedy show. Griswold expressed deep sorrow, stating, “Ron was a cherished colleague and friend, and his absence will be profoundly felt. Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family and friends. Over his more than 20-year tenure with ‘The Bob & Tom Show,’ he brought joy and happiness to countless people, and we will always remember him with love and gratitude.”
An Indianapolis native, Sexton had a strong passion for comedy and baseball. He attended Franklin Central High School, where he engaged in baseball commentary while working at the school’s radio station.
Sexton’s iconic character, Donnie Baker, first appeared on “The Bob & Tom Show” in 2005, regaling audiences with humorous anecdotes about his seemingly ever-present boat for sale, accompanied by catchphrases like “State law!” and “I swear to God.” Apart from Donnie Baker, Sexton lent his voice to other characters like Floyd the Trucker and Kenny Tarmac, along with celebrity impressions.