Memphis radio legend and former WDIA 1070 AM announcer Captain Curtis Lee Braxton died Wednesday after a brief illness.
Lee joined the stable of WDIA stars back in the early 1990s. For more than a decade he entertained listeners with his quick wit and gift of gab.
"My condolences he will be missed," said WDIA announcer Bev Johnson. "My condolences to his wife Ms. B. [and] all the kids ... But my condolences."
WDIA's Bobby O'jay also talked about Lee on his morning radio show Thursday.
Lee reportedly was working Cumulus Urban Oldies WRBO 103.5 FM.