BREAKING NEWS: Paul Harvey Has Died

UPDATE 2/28/09 10:22 PM: ABC News has posted its extensive story on Paul Harvey at ABCNews.com

UPDATE 2/28/09 10:06 PM: ABC News Radio has produced an hour-long tribute to Paul Harvey, hosted by regular substitute Gil Gross.

Paul Harvey News affiliate WAKR/1590 in Akron aired the special tonight, and program director Chuck Collins noted on the air that the ABC Harvey tribute will air again Sunday at noon…

UPDATE 2/28/09 9:08 PM: Here are some articles on the death of Paul Harvey –

USA Today’s Peter Johnson

The Associated Press

Mr. Harvey’s syndicator, ABC Radio Networks, has released a statement here from network president Jim Robinson. Quoting it:

Paul Harvey was one of the most gifted and beloved broadcasters in our nation’s history. As he delivered the news each day with his own unique style and commentary, his voice became a trusted friend in American households. His career in radio spanned more than seven decades, during which time countless millions of listeners were both informed and entertained by his “News & Comment” and “Rest of the Story” features.

Even after the passing of his loving wife Angel in May 2008, Paul would not slip quietly into retirement as he continued to take the microphone and reach out to his audience. We will miss our dear friend tremendously and are grateful for the many years we were so fortunate to have known him. Our thoughts and prayers are now with his son Paul Jr. and the rest of the Harvey family.

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Word is coming out tonight that veteran ABC Radio commentator Paul Harvey has died at the age of 90.

We’re still tracking down details…we’ll link them here later.

For now, the official confirmation comes from a brief mention of Harvey’s death atop the front page of ABCNews.com tonight…

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