Friday, May 30, 2014

R.I.P.: Longtime Seattle Commentator Ken Schram Dies

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

He was 66, according to The Seattle Times.  He had been battling an internal infection for the past several months.

Schram, preferred to be known as “Ken” or “Schrambo”, in recent days had been taken to a hospice care in Kirkland, said his wife of 44 years, Sandi Schram.

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.

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

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