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May 29, 2014 at 3:35 PM

Longtime KOMO radio and television personality Ken Schram dead at 66

Ken Schram

Ken Schram

Ken Schram, who for 35 years was the gruff but, for his many fans, endearing personality and commentator at KOMO Radio and TV, died today at age 66 of massive organ failure.

Mr. Schram — he’d been amused by the “Mr.” reference that is used in obituaries, as he preferred to be known as “Ken” or “Schrambo” — in recent days had been taken to EvergreenHealth’s hospice care in Kirkland, said his wife of 44 years, Sandi Schram.

Mr. Schram was always the contrarian, and she said he wasn’t much for doctor visits. She recalled for “20 to 25 years,” her husband had “never been to a doctor.” Then, in November of 2013, she says, Mr. Schram collapsed and was hospitalized with kidney failure.

“Ultimately, every system in his body failed,” she said.

Mr. Schram received numerous Emmy Awards for his work, and also the prestigious Peabody Award.

| More in General news | Topics: Ken Schram, KOMO


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