Death in the iHeartMedia Family: Remembering Andy Blacksmith

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Radio personality Andy Blacksmith, from the Morning Buzz
Radio personality Andy Blacksmith, from the Morning Buzz

MANCHESTER, NH — It is with heartbreaking sadness that we announce that we have lost our friend, brother, and co-worker Andy Blacksmith. Andy passed away this weekend at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston after a 5-year battle, waiting for a heart transplant.

Although he fought valiantly in the face of long odds, this weekend, his heart grew too weak to fight anymore. We are all heartbroken, and we’d like to ask for your love, and prayers of strength for his family: His Mom Barbara, sister Debbie, and brother Rick.

To all of our radio family listeners, there will be announcements in the coming days that will let you know about arrangements. In the meantime, Andy would ask that you please visit and register to be an organ donor.

And while there are difficult and emotional days ahead, we will all be thinking of the 17 years of great memories we had alongside him. On behalf of all of us on The Morning Buzz, myself, Scott, Laura, Kelly and Kayla – We Love You Andy.

Related: WMUR report from March 2015 of Andy Blacksmith’s quest for a heart transplant


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Greg Kretschmar is host of “Greg and the Morning Buzz” on  WHEB-WGIR-WMXR-WLKZ.


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